Duane Campbell dcamp911 at JUNO.COM
Mon Sep 8 18:48:15 UTC 2003

An affectation in any movie David Mamet directs is that he has his
characters say "in it" for "isn't it" and "done it" for "doesn't it." He
does this regardless of a character's class or ethnicity of background.
Outside of a Mamet movie I have never heard any group use this, which is
why it leaps out at me in the films. Is this a usage peculiar to any
particular dialect?


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