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Old 12-14-2012, 04:23 AM   #55
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Originally Posted by redcelticcurls View Post
Correct or not, 'I seen' just makes my skin crawl. Baby bunnies die when you say 'I seen'. Two die if you write it.

Ugh.
Yeah, I hate it too, but E stated very eloquently why "correctness" is really just a socially constructed thing -- not some independent reality. Of course, I get into big fights with my editor friends on this one. Especially when I point out that, even when we talk about standard written English for publishing purposes, the rules for what is "correct" do change over time. They hate that, too. I once told my students that comma splices might not be considered an error in 50 years, and their heads practically exploded. Sometimes I need to just keep my mouth shut!
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