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CHAT: Contractions (was Re: Re: Austin, Utopia,

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Friday, September 24, 1999, 15:20
Nik Taylor scripsit:

> I think people like to avoid all those apostrophes, as in > {won't}, not {wo'n't} or {shan't} not {sha'n't}
Lewis Carroll, however, used them in his little-known fantasies _Sylvie and Bruno_ and _S & B Concluded_, quite consistently: "ca'n't", "wo'n't", "sha'n't". George Bernard Shaw went to the other extreme: "cant", "wont", "dont". -- John Cowan I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin