A Grammatical Corrector, Or, Vocabulary of the Common Errors of Speech Peculiar to the Different States of the Union

A Grammatical Corrector, Or, Vocabulary of the Common Errors of Speech Peculiar to the Different States of the Union

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...gross corruption is, I believe, principally confined to the "Cape" towns of Massachusetts, but is occasionally heard in the South and West. Marble, for move off"; as, "If you do that again you must marble" i. e., move quickly, be off immediately. Penn. Mayn't, for may not; as, "You mayn't have another opportunity." "They mayn't be there when you arrive." See Hain't for has not. Mustn't, for must not; as, "You mustn't expect to improve without study." "You mustn't depend so much upon others as upon yourself." See Isn't for is not. Mad, for angry, vexed; as, "He was very mad at their conduct." "It is folly to get mad at every one who may chance to differ with us." It is intended to condemn the use of this word, only in those forms of expression importing a slight or an ordinary degree of anger or excitement: Mad properly means enraged, furious, distracted, insane, disordered in intellect. "Mad, in the sense of angry, is considered as a low word in this country, and is never used except in very familiar conversation." Pickering. "I was quite mad at himj he made me mad. In this instance mad is only a metaphor for angry. This is perhaps an English vulgarism, hut it is not found in any accurate writer, nor used by any good speaker, unless when poets or orators use it as a strong figure, and, to heighten the expression, say, He was mad with rage.'--Wither Spo o N. N. Never Let On, for never mentioned, never disclosed, or developed; as, "He communicated the secret to me, but I never let on to any one;" i. e., I never mentioned, disclosed, or divulged it to any one. "He spoke to me several times, but I never let on that I heard him;" i....show more

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