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An apology

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I’d like to make a public apology to my lovely dog, Billy.
Yesterday, after I’d been to get a coffee from a local cafe, he looked up at me like, “Can we go to the park now?”
I feel terrible having to tell you this, but my reply was, “We ain’t going just yet, Billy.”
I knew right away that I should’ve said, “We aren’t going just yet, Billy.”
There’s no excuse for an Englishman to be using the word “ain’t” when he’s not singing along to an American-made song containing the word. Unless, of course, you’re an actor on EastEnders.

Written by Craig

June 29th, 2007 at 8:04 pm

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  1. Ain’t ain’t in the dictionary, because ain’t ain’t a word. Or so my little classmates frequently used to repeat when I was growing up in Texas.

    I hardly ever use it, myself (unless singing along, like you), but apparently “ain’t” is a quick way to horrify my mother–it’s much more effective than swearing.

    Kelly

    29 Jun 07 at 8:48 pm

  2. ‘ow do. I aint playin pop but ‘appen I be a Yorkshireman and an Englishman

    Graham

    2 Jul 07 at 11:11 am

  3. Don’t worry you have clearly made a point about your “englishness” by just worrying about this.

    So the wound cannot be very deep…

    although it is a bit of a worrie

    Cheers

    Alex

    Anonymous

    2 Jul 07 at 2:42 pm

  4. Maybe you are corresponding with too many Americans?

    becki

    Anonymous

    2 Jul 07 at 9:30 pm

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