Well, Jada has decided that she is going to “talk country”. She likes to fake a Southern accent… a really thick southern accent, and try to use words like “ain’t”. She hasn’t quite figured out how to use it in the proper context though, so she says stuff like, “I ain’t remembered”, or “I ain’t did it”. Which truly drives me nuts!
At first I told her, “Jada, we don’t talk like that.” Nothing against people from the south who truly do talk like that. It just sounds funny when we try to say it! Plus, Jada using improper grammar peeves me. Maybe because I strive to teach her to use proper English. I’m pretty sure that is exactly why she enjoys speaking improperly so much!
So, I’ve finally given up on trying to get her to stop saying “ain’t”. I think it irritates me more when she doesn’t use it properly! At least speak improperly properly!
I decided I’d try teaching her how to use the word “ain’t” in the right context. I explained, “Baby, “ain’t” means, “isn’t”. Like, “Ain’t none” means, “There isn’t any.””
But then I remembered hearing people say, “I ain’t never”, in which case “ain’t” means “haven’t”.
Boy. Now I was confused!
I give up. Hopefully she’ll grow out of this!!