"There's no pleasin' her, nohow, no matter how you try! I wouldn't stay if 'twa'n't for the wages and the folks at home what's needin' 'em. But some day--some day I shall jest b'ile over; and ...
Are there standard ways of indicating dialect, as "I 'aven't," I asked 'is name," and especially "It couldn't 'a' 'appened." Can "have" be indicated with just "a"?
Does the first syllable rhyme with “glow” or with “how”? It is no use appealing to the Hindi for “Little Frog” or anything else, since Kipling confessed to making ...
As slang, this phrase: Since I was a young'un... Is there an accepted way to abbreviate the last word there?
“I wouldn’ say no teh a bit o’ yer birthday cake, neither.” “He usually gets me ter do important stuff fer him.” —Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Hagrid’s ...
I don’t understand the usage in constructions like “Spare meself, me ship, me crew” in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Is it a dialect or “bloody pirate’s speech” or what?
The usual is a common reply to what will you order? or what are you up to?. It is often abbreviated, in Canada, to the first syllable of usual, as in the youzhe. How would you spell this abbreviation? ...
I understand the phrase, "If I had my druthers..." to mean, "If I had my way," as in: If I had my druthers, we'd all have Mondays off and work a half day on Saturdays and Sundays. ...
Suppose you have a sentence which concludes with the eye dialect somethin' for the word something. Where does the period go? Which is correct? This is really somethin'. This is really ...
This is an abbreviation of 'breakfast' that I have found myself paying extra attention to recently. In fact I have even heard my mother use it on a regular basis. Is this common in modern spoken ...