sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Tue Sep 9 15:24:02 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?
I frequently heard "innit" for "isn't it" in England thirty years ago,  but
don't remember "dunnit."  [Often affected by middle class youth when
"common" became chic.]
A. Murie

A&M Murie
N. Bangor NY
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