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  • If the public schools limited themselves to teaching readin ', writin', and 'rithmatic, with a good dose of "Yay for our side" civics on the side, I would still consider public education is a good idea.

    Sound Politics: Let's Help Nicole Brodeur

  • "I just don't feel like homosexual clubs have anything to do with readin ', writin' and 'rithmetic," she said.

    June 2005

  • Of course, Martha, if ye didn't put it down in writin 'she can't hold ye, but puttin' it down is the deuce altogether.

    The Second Chance

  • "Maybe I'll run off with a count and go to Europe on a steamer like, and have mand'lins played under my winder by moonlight, and sit at a gool 'writin'-desk all day and make up po'try."

    V. V.'s Eyes

  • But I guess he wasn't very near, otherwise he would have come here hisself, instead o 'writin' -- for writin 'comes hard to Abe -- he never had no chanct for much education.

    Dave Porter in the Gold Fields The Search for the Landslide Mine

  • Of course 'e does a bit of grainin' an 'writin' -- after a fashion -- when there's any to do, and that ain't often, but on plain work, why,

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • In the case of literature, "most people" pay no attention to the "writin '" (as MB puts it) because "most people" are barely capable of using the language well enough just to get by in their own daily lives, never mind being able to appreciate the skill with which some poets and novelists can make the language say things it's never said before.

    Art and Culture

  • For today, all th' writin' will be automatically translated into pirate speak.

    It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day again!

  • Geronimo's bones are layin 'in an unmarked grave not far from where I am "a'writin'"this missive.

    Horny Toads, Red Ants, And The Soaring Eagle!

  • "You all know Ah've been doin 'a bit o' writin 'here an' there these past few months," Hosea began hesitantly.

    Music To My Sorrow

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