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|GR An't and ain't
Written by Linden
(9/6/2003 2:58 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR Using An't, penned by BarbaraB
Interesting point. I tried searching for both `an't' and `ain't' on the Jane Info pages (see link) and in that version of the text, sometimes it's spelt `ain't'
Apart from S&S, the only other occurence in JA is Mrs Elton in Emma, which bears out what you say about vulgarity.
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