The four-year-old just said (about me)..."Her shaked her head no." Her dad corrected her..."SHE shaked her head no."I guess we should be glad his job is math-based.
In his defense, it does sound right. Or is that correct?
Peter's son says shook.
That was supposed to be a joke about usage of right vs. correct. Grammar jokes aren't funny. Still, unlike "You was..." shook doesn't sound all sorts of wrong. Maybe AC/DC is to blame?
I think my all-time favorite is "I seen..."Gah.
Here's the vernacular conjugation:"I shake""She shakes""Before that, she shook""In the past, he has shooken"
Boy, does this hit close to home. At the Redeye in Minneapolis in January, I played SEEKED* and my opponent, Melissa Brown, a great gal against whom I really enjoy playing, looked at me quizzically (naturally) and put me on hold before challenging it. On the way back from the computer word judge, I whispered to her, *You gotta remember I grew up in Appalachia." She broke up in stitches. Self-deprecating humor is the best kind.See you WV folks in Elyria!Montani semper liberi -- even if our English usage is a bit off.
This made me smile.p.s. Shooken? For real?
I didn't see your comment before, John! I think keeping a sense of humor does help us mountain folk quite a bit (as long as a certain ex-Vice-President isn't taking the joke too far).And, Jennifer...fo shizzle.
Said veep is named "Dick" for a reason, dear. :)
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