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

Flourish Klink flourish.klink at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 10 17:34:34 EDT 2016


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:

> On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 5:13 PM, Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > 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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