Why Do The Rubes Fear The Terminal G?

By that, I mean why do they all drop the Gs at the end of their gerunds and present participles? Or is that just something that happens in newspaper stories like this one: Gun totin’ women teach firearm safety at church.

Note the first quote, too:

” Packin’ heat in the choir loft. I love it! “

So, by dropping those Gs and going with things like gun-totin’, I guess we’re supposed to not respect the women, The Other who carries guns for protection. Unfortunately, the tactic makes me respect the newspapermen less.

2 thoughts on “Why Do The Rubes Fear The Terminal G?

  1. It surely is if you apply the concept of imaginary numbers, wherein no respect at all or the zero is not the lowest possible value.

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