View Poll Results: You ____ do it.
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had better not
Re: Had better
It's pretty old, presumably like 'I'd rather', which derives not from would rather (which some people say nowadays) but from had rather: of two options, I gave more weight to one.
Originally Posted by Tdol
As to the negative, I prefer the version my son coined many years ago: I'd bettern't