Joined: June 8, 2011

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Re: Might could  •  April 24, 2012, 4:47am  •  1 vote

This isn't "slang," this is known by linguists as a Double-Modal and its usage has been very well documented here in Appalachia. "Unfortunately most people down here generalize me as arrogant becau

Re: Might could  •  November 14, 2011, 5:25am  •  0 vote

Well MSfeller, you said a mouthfull, and said it very well and I concur. Retaining my dialect has been very beneficial. Around here, people can tell if you are, or are not FROM here and may be suspici

Re: Might could  •  August 1, 2011, 11:20am  •  0 vote

Using "might could" in writing in a "professsional" setting might could confuse the recipient. Ha ha ha. I don't know, I guess it depends on who the recipient is. It wouldn't bother me, but I doubt I

Re: Contractions  •  June 9, 2011, 6:01am  •  1 vote

Actually, I seem to recall reading that in the south contractions were not used much at all before or during the Civil War. I'm not sure when contractions became popular. Look at old letters from that

Re: Pronunciation: aunt  •  June 8, 2011, 10:38am  •  0 vote

Here in East Tennessee most of the white folks say "Ant," or "Aint." Colored folks usually say "Ahnt" or "Ahntee."

Re: Might could  •  June 8, 2011, 10:31am  •  6 votes

I live in East Tennessee and "might could" is as common as "used to could," "might should," "used to did," "might could've," "might oughten to," and "used to could." These are called double modals and