I think it’s funny how, at least in the States, some contractions sound better than saying the full words in certain situations. Case in point the dialogue in today’s comic, “Wouldn’t it be nice”. To say “Would not it be nice” doesn’t really roll off of the tongue, it also sounds pompous.
Paddy: So what exactly are you doing out here?
Patrick: The last few months have been a bit much, holiday crowds, increased stress at work
Paddy: Nazi Cheeto Dips
Patrick: My anxiety’s been near peak lately. I figured maybe if I cleaned up the shop…
Paddy: You know what else might work? Not fucking worrying about it!
Patrick: Wouldn’t it be nice if it worked like that
Paddy: I know. Here, let me help you