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.