Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Maggie Sez...

... I'm frisky, amn't I?

She always says "amn't I?" or "I amn't" instead of "aren't I?" or "I'm not." However, when you stop to consider that contractions should be able to be pulled apart and still be grammatically correct, the phrase "aren't I?" really makes no sense. I are not? Are I not? No, it's supposed to be Am I not? And how can you contract that anyway? A'I not? Am In't? "Amn't I?" actually sounds like a decent attempt. Therefore, I declare Maggie right(est) and all the rest of us are doing it wrong! Are wen't?