META: Dialect or Not?

Scott Eiler seiler at
Wed May 12 17:47:08 PDT 2010

I'm keeping myself amused this month by writing four Superhuman World
2010 stories at the same time.  In one of these stories, the narrator
is a redneck.  He'll be writing commentary for the World Journal
Monthly, the world's leading tabloid paper, which finds a lot of real
news that other sources miss somehow.  The World Journal Monthly can
afford a "ghost writer" to clean up his language, but should it?  Or
should it leave that "dialect" flavor?

Sample dialect:  "They swiped us, don't'cha know.  People been tellin'
you that for years."

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