I've heard and used this a lot but was wondering why and is it even correct.
When you are in a conversation with your mates and you are telling a story and when you try to quote someone, you say
"and he goes 'Oh, I run marathons, too'. "
Why do we use present tense there? Can it be
"and he went 'Oh, I run marathons, too'. "
Is it a grammatically correct English?