Date: Sat, 10 Feb 1996 15:36:28 PST

From: tom creswell creswell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CROWN.NET

Subject: Re: Use of Ain't

An excellent summary of criticisms and history of _ain't_ can be found in

pages 60-64 of the _Merriam Webster Dictionary of English Usage_, a work

costing about $20.00 American and which every student of usage should have


Tom Creswell