So some guys are working on a light by the bookstore. It's in a pretty inaccessible place and doesn't look like a lot of fun.
Anyway, one of them just said, "Probly ain't never been dealt with 'til now."
The question I have is, where do people learn how to talk that way? "Ain't never"? I mean, Kansas is known for having a very neutral dialect. With the possible exception of pin/pen and crayon/crown, we just don't deal with a lot of accent around here. (Also, among old people, "warsh.")
I think I'm going to blame Oklahoma and Missouri on this one. Somehow, all the blue collar folk from down and over there get imported to Kansas, where they seek to destroy our clean dialect.
Whether that is a bad thing, of course, is another issue. Language does change based on the efforts of the poor and the lower, middle class, so I guess I should just learn to accept that improper English is the wave of the future.
How do I show my support? I dont no! lolz! wut r u gunna do?