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Old 05-31-2007, 04:09 AM   #21
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Well, that pretty much makes me sick. Using that word makes people sound uneducated. Just MHO.
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:54 AM   #22
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You'd be a big hit among my pidgin-speaking Hawaiian-creole-fluent bilingual friends...


Well, it's not like I'd say anything to them, or make a face at them or anything. And I didn't say it means that the people are uneducated, just that it makes them sound that way. To me.
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:42 AM   #23
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Topic morf here: "Ain't" is at best what I would call informal English. It isn't a word executives and HR staff want to hear tumbling out of the mouth of a job candidate. If there is a comparably qualified candidate that person will be passed over.

Believe it or not, wise or not, language use matters in business. What I find odd is that among educated men foul language is more acceptable than the use of 'ain't'.
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:48 PM   #24
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Al, I'll have to check this out. DW wife and I have been giving copies of Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover as graduation gifts for the last few years. Perhaps a little twisted but I always throw a $20 bill in the middle of the book. Seems like a chance to enforce a natural law if the kid has enough interest in personal finance to read the book they find the $20 and have an instant win. If they don't read the book the first person to take an interest (who knows might be years) finds the loot.
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