Spoken by Judge Mathis:

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 27 15:02:19 UTC 2008

"Saint Louis Nelly? I know that she didn't steal nothing from _Nelly house_!"

I know that this phenomenon, the loss of possessive -'s, is well
known, but I'm always amused by how high up in the social and
educational chain it goes.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
                                              -Sam'l Clemens

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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