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Them ones are better

Postby SLPerini on Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:05 pm

How would you write something like this in an article to emphasize the point that it's grammatically incorrect but often spoken in dialects. Would you use italics/emphasis on "Them ones"?
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Re: Them ones are better

Postby Celeste Stewart on Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:47 pm

It kind of depends on the audience and the context - maybe even the humor or authoritative approach. It's often a delicate balance... Can you give us an example of the paragraph?

* While y'all may refer to them ones in casual situations, them ones should be properly addressed in business and formal settings. (Humorous - or at least an attempt at it)

* The term "them ones" is often used casually, but it's grammatically incorrect. (Authoritative)
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Re: Them ones are better

Postby SLPerini on Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:26 am

It's closer to the first asterisk, but I might just remove it. CC isn't the platform to run wild with grammatical experimentation, mind you I don't have a large sum of articles accepted, so less is safer in my case.

Apropos Celeste, I saw your Youtube videos, when will you make more? :)
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Re: Them ones are better

Postby Celeste Stewart on Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:05 pm

Soon I hope.
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