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Re: [OT Why GB English is different] Re: Mozilla firefox en-gb

At 10:05 AM 5/6/2004, Daniel B. wrote:
Marty Landman wrote:

Please. Ain't is the contraction of "are not".

That is obviously wrong.  If it were _the_ contraction of
"are not", then "aren't" couldn't also be a contraction of
"are not."

Perhaps you mean to argue that it is _a_ contraction of "are

Daniel, thanks for pointing this out. On second thought, Woody Guthrie sang "I ain't gonna be treated this a way" so ain't must be the contraction of "am not".


p.s. maybe one of the Brits on the list can chime in, I've noticed folks say ain't in the UK and I assume then it got into the language from there rather than here i.e. UK not US

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