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Orac For pedants only (106* d) RE: For pedants only 10 Oct 01

Ok.. there's another that pisses me off.. Hearing Americans say don't when they mean doesn't "It don't matter".. gasp... you wouldn't say "It do matter" would you? What perpetuates these appalling misuses of English is modern songwriters, who give bad usage common currency. One of the worse is Dylan.(Because of his great influence on a generation) "It ain't no use to sit and why babe" .. "That's a light I never nowd" ... double gasp. We could go into double negatives here too.

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