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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketeen;2242160;
    Aight, this thread has brung me to the realization that I ain't got no good grammar, nuh-uh. I hope I will be forgived. Today I am going to the liberry to fetch me a wheelbarrel of books that will help me correct my myriad of mistakes.
    Then you can come back and learn us a few, k?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlondieGirl;2242138;
    I cant stand it when people say "ain't."
    I use "ain't." Not regularly, usually just to be funny, but it IS a regionalism (or colloquialism, whatever), and I grew up hearing it from aunts and uncles and cousins all the time.
    I know it's in the dictionary, though, because when I was very young, I got mad at a boy at my babysitter's who used "ain't," and asked my dad, when he came to pick me up, to tell that boy it wasn't a word. He wouldn't, he said it wasn't proper English but it was a word.

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    Double negatives have become trendy around here. *ug*
    For example:
    Instead of saying something is "The coolest thing ever"
    All of the "hipsters" say "It's not not the coolest thing ever"
    It get's old.
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    "It's not not..."? That really is not not annoying.
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    I don't not agree with you.
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    This trend must be why my daughter said a triple negative the other day instead of just saying what she wanted to say. I told her that was stupid, don't waste words and don't do it again

    Around here people pronounce ornery as on-ry. Guess they don't know about that 1st "r" in the word. I just looked it up to see if perhaps it had an acceptable 2nd pronunciation but at least in dictionary.com it didn't. It's pronounced awr-nuh-ree just like I've heard all my life. Once when I mentioned it to a friend down here she asked how it was spelled, and once I told her she did agree that it should be prounced with that "r"

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    Please feel free to pm me if you find my grammar off at any time. Sometimes I type so quickly then I do not proof read my posts and off they go to be criticized in a good way. Your posts here are quite funny to read to say the least!
    Last edited by buglover; 02-15-2007 at 03:10 PM. Reason: stupid spelling mistake...:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketeen;2242160;
    Aight, this thread has brung me to the realization that I ain't got no good grammar, nuh-uh. I hope I will be forgived. Today I am going to the liberry to fetch me a wheelbarrel of books that will help me correct my myriad of mistakes.
    Thass wunnerful ! Then we can axe you lotsa stuff !
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    Quote Originally Posted by echo226;2242440;
    Thass wunnerful ! Then we can axe you lotsa stuff !
    Oh I hear people axing questions all the time at the mall!
    Yup, with donuts!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy;2242183;
    I use "ain't." Not regularly, usually just to be funny, but it IS a regionalism (or colloquialism, whatever), and I grew up hearing it from aunts and uncles and cousins all the time.
    I know it's in the dictionary, though, because when I was very young, I got mad at a boy at my babysitter's who used "ain't," and asked my dad, when he came to pick me up, to tell that boy it wasn't a word. He wouldn't, he said it wasn't proper English but it was a word.
    Dont hide! I have said it from time to time too. Its just one of my little pet peeves.
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