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6 edition of Don"t Say Ain"t found in the catalog.

Don"t Say Ain"t

by Irene Smalls-Hector

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Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsColin Bootman (Illustrator)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7601399M
ISBN 100613708067
ISBN 109780613708067
OCLC/WorldCa54041499

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We were surprised to find a video on YouTube and then this book about the life lesson. Seems like a little gift from the other side. David Crystal: Ain't has had an unusual history. It's a shortened form of several words--am not, are not, is not, has not and have appears in written English in the 18th century in various plays and novels, first as an't and then as ain' the 19th century, it was widely used in representations of regional dialect, especially Cockney speech in the UK, and became a distinctive.

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