posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 03:58 PM
reply to post by OldDragger
I do understand where you are coming from, however some of us have a version of English that deviates from standard that is very important
In my neck of the woods our county motto would be rendered useless in standard English.. We wunt be druv, and like your comments about your
constitution our motto, culture would lose it's essence if it was in the gray drab standard English.
The following are extracts from published works c 1830, and grammatically would have been the correct until recent times*
(* Kipling used the Sussex reduplicated plural in his works at the turn of the last century, and I have use a lot of the same spelling/grammar)
I’ll tell ye a story, wot ev’ry one knows, Dat man’s sich a commical cretur, However much bigger he gets dan he’s clothes, He’s still a
desire to be greater.
He is sich a mutteren grumblen elf, An meets wud abundance ov trouble, Thinks nobuddy is so bad off as hisself, Dis maakes he’s calamities double.
How is the above any different from the comments about poor educational levels being made today in reference to poor writing skills.. and from my
position, poor writing skills, even poor educational levels does not a sheep make..
in fact we come full circle to my counties motto, We wunt be druv.. which means, We will not be driven (like sheep) while to include the essence of
the expression it should read, "we will not be driven like sheep or told what to do by some self appointed know it all.
And so we move onto text speak... who is to say what is the correct version of English.. so I respect all versions and flavours of this wonderfully
I could not defend my version or the history of my people (the first Saxon nation in what was to become England) otherwise