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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter;2240081;
    Well now you're picking on regional pronunciation. I think AHHnt (aunt) sounds incredibly snobbish and I've lived in New England almost 30 years. Everyone in my family is ANT (aunt) Barbara, etc.
    Mine are ANT also and I do have an ANT Barbara. By the way Gutmutter, If you're going to play the GLAD GAME, shouldn't that be HALEY MILLS in your avatar? She is the ONLY Pollyana to me, and the only one to play twins for that other movie The Parent Trap with Brian Keith, Maureen O'Hara, Leo Carillo, and a few other great actors/actresses.

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    We're in NW Ohio in the middle of this winter storm. My daughter and I were listening to the news while we made dinner and decided that it was mostly a grammar lesson on conjugating verbs.

    It has snowed.
    It is snowing.
    It will continue to snow.

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    I shoveled the driveway.
    I am shoveling the driveway.
    I will shovel the driveway.

    I hate snow.
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    Does anyone here actually use the word "Brung" ?
    as in...
    Sam wasn't feeling well, so I brung him a thermos of soup.
    Is that even a real word? I know when Sam wasn't feeling well last time I BROUGHT him a thermos of soup. Which I now know is incorrect, and I actually took him soup. But some people I know "Brung" things.

    I can't even count the times I have heard it used.
    But I'm not entirely sure that is even a word

    *edit. Ok I found my answer: The form brung is common in colloquial use in many areas, even among educated speakers, but it is not standard in formal writing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClosetNerd;2240407;
    Does anyone here actually use the word "Brung" ?
    as in...
    Sam wasn't feeling well, so I brung him a thermos of soup.
    Is that even a real word? I know when Sam wasn't feeling well last time I BROUGHT him a thermos of soup. Which I now know is incorrect, and I actually took him soup. But some people I know "Brung" things.

    I can't even count the times I have heard it used.
    But I'm not entirely sure that is even a word

    *edit. Ok I found my answer: The form brung is common in colloquial use in many areas, even among educated speakers, but it is not standard in formal writing.
    I have been known to use it.......not all the time though....

    I'm starting to feel a little paranoid about my use of the English language now....Ok..so now I've got to worry about not using lingo but making sure I use correct English....
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    Okay. I heard one on Little House on The Prairie today. Mr. Edwards made a fool of himself and upset a now grown and married Laura and this woman Sarah Carter. towards the end, he apologized and Laura hugs him and says "You're forgived." Forgived????? And she's a school teacher at this point. Actually she had just left teaching to be with her family. But still. A school teacher should know how to speak proper English!
    Hurley: (holding up a Jesus statue) I don't know. I thought there might be a prowler or something.
    Mrs. Reyes: (grabbing the statue) Jesus Christ is not a weapon! - LOST "There's No Place Like Home Pt. 1

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    nilesgirl..... this was Little House on the Prairie. Forgived was proper English in those days.


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    I never heard it on there before, though. They always said forgiven which is the proper word.
    Hurley: (holding up a Jesus statue) I don't know. I thought there might be a prowler or something.
    Mrs. Reyes: (grabbing the statue) Jesus Christ is not a weapon! - LOST "There's No Place Like Home Pt. 1

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    But I was teasing. I haven't watched that show in 20+ years.
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