The Death of Contractions

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    I will do it as well.
     
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    My wife had her last contraction 37 years ago and I have forbidden ever revisiting that.

    Oh! That is not what you meant when you proposed the dillema?

    Oh wait... Meant? Or mean't?

    Official answer...
    I dont care.

    Official answer two- she dont care neither.

    And yes the touch screen technology do make it worser.
     
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    Yeah . . . I'll do that. :cool:
     
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    Yes way back then if you wrote contraction's yes why yes that would happen. So if i start to write one there is a hesitation.
     
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    I see them all the time, but kids are more likely to use “Ima” and “gonna” than standard contractions. Ima do more field research, then gonna get back to you later.
     
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    I agree. As a songwriter I like the options contractions offer.
     
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