[Ads-l] I'm a < I'm going to

Tim Stewart timoteostewart1977 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 10 17:39:38 EDT 2016


Surely apostrophes gradually disappear from these and similar lexical items
because it's extra keystrokes for tweeters and texters to include them.


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On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 4:34 PM, Flourish Klink <flourish.klink at gmail.com>
wrote:

> That's strange—I use "imma," and have for years. Never occurred to me that
> it struck people as oddly spelled. I just mentally insert the break between
> "I'm" and "ma," which is what happens phonetically when I say it anyway.
> I'm-ma.
>
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 5:23 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 5:13 PM, Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu>
> > wrote:
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> > > completely bizarre ... I don't buy this.
> >
> >
> > I agree.
> >
> >
> > --
> > -Wilson
> > -----
> > 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.
> > -Mark Twain
> >
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> >
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