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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'.
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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