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Malcolm Tent couln'nt believe his ears

There seems to be a new pronunciation fad these days.  Instead of pronouncing the D in words like didn't, couldn't, and wouldn't, among others, I often hear people saying "din'nt", "couln'nt", and "wouln'nt".  Evolution of pronunciation or weird dialect?  Maybe they're the same thing.  Well, it still bothers me!  I am a curmudgeon, after all.

We, of course, never make pronouncements about how a word should be pronounced.  On the other hand, since Malcolm mentioned this we have been noticing Ns for Ds everywhere.  Especially in the word presinentPresident, that is.

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