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chained_bear commented on the word scamperin'
There's a lovely book called English as a Second F*cking Language that I highly recommend, here. That might help.I see it also has a companion, here.
December 22, 2008
vanishedone commented on the word scamperin'
Int'restin'. Rules governin' the use of f***in' asterisks in words must exist somewhere, though possibly inside various censors' heads.Edit: here's a usage example.
December 21, 2008
mollusque commented on the word scamperin'
A word that uses an apostrophe correctly is a contraction or a possessive (or a plural of number or letter), not a capostrophe. As far as I know, there are no rules governing the use of asterisks in words, so all instances qualify as asterical.
Ah, but then we end up with one rule for capostrophe and another for asterical (see the discussion there).
December 20, 2008
whichbe commented on the word scamperin'
I think it's safe to say most words ending with -in' are probably intentional.
Now, is this a capostrophe, or merely rustic?