Don't let's

Anita Puckett apuckett at VT.EDU
Tue Jan 15 14:05:43 UTC 2008

Possible in southeastern Kentucky as in "Don't let's tell on him."

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>Poster:       Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
>Subject:      Re: Don't let's
>I'm American and I consider it ungrammatical. BB
>LanDi Liu wrote:
>>  Are there Americans who consider this construction to be grammatical in
>>  their dialect?  British/Australians who don't?
>>  I'm trying to verify whether "don't let's..." is more or less exclusively
>>  British.
>>  Randy Alexander
>>  Jilin City, China
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