"That don't impress me much"

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ciccio
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"That don't impress me much"

Postby ciccio » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:08 pm

Shouldn't it be: That DOESN'T impress me much :?:
That's a song by Shania Twain :shock:

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Postby Peter » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:05 pm

Ciccio

You are correct. In good English, it would be doesn't, but don't is used often.

Don't is correct in the 1st and 2nd persons singular, and all the plural persons. Doesn't should be used only for 3rd person singular.

Both are contractions of do not. :)

Hope this helps :)
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Postby disegno » Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:07 am

Ciao Ciccio, hai ragione. la frase "that don't impress me much" e' sbagliata come Peter ha spiegato. Pero' Shania prende un po' di liberta' "poetica" con la lingua come tanti artisti. La frase comprende lo stile del nostro sud - "down home southern style" quasi un dialetto degli stati sud, come Alabama, Texas, Arkansas, Louisianna.
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Postby Twilight » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:44 pm

proprio l'altrp giorno leggevo il testo di redemption song di bob marley:

Old pirates, yes, they rob i;
Sold I to the merchant ships,
Minutes after they took i

licenza poetica o licenza giamaicana? :lol:
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Postby Geoff » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:47 am

Licenza giamaicana!

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Postby Fayzah » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:07 pm

I love that song, by the way!
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Postby PaulDee » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:40 pm

Another "abuse" is singing or saying "gonna" instead of "going to".

It's quite common in casual English for people to say "we was late" and "he were mad".


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The language is owned by the people who speak it, not by language professors.

So do with it as you please. This is how a language develops.

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Postby -Luca- » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:05 pm

PaulDee wrote:
My view?

The language is owned by the people who speak it, not by language professors.

So do with it as you please. This is how a language develops.


Ma scherziamo? Se facessimo così parleremmo tutti una grammatica scoordinata.

"Se faremmo così parleremmo tutti una grammatica scoordinata" <--- Vuoi un italiano del genere? Beh, francamente...io no!
Italians don't know what Caesar salad is !!

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Postby Quintus » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:21 am

Luca wrote:Ma scherziamo? Se facessimo così parleremmo tutti una grammatica scoordinata.
"Se faremmo così parleremmo tutti una grammatica scoordinata" <--- Vuoi un italiano del genere? Beh, francamente...io no!

That looks wrong. Shouldn't it be:
"Se faremmo così parlassimo tutti una grammatica scoordinata"? :shock:
Io lo vorrei, perché sarebbimo :roll: tutti più liberi, and we'd feel happy to go around immersed into a cloud of reciprocal incomprehension, which anyway is happening all the same nowadays.

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Sarebbimo is the San Casciano vernacular form for saremmo (we'd be). San Casciano is a country village 15 Km apart from Florence.


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