Date: Tue, 22 Nov 1994 14:22:41 EST From: Mark Ingram Subject: Re: "All-purpose tag ain' so? >My father (Madisonville KY) used to say idn'it, but then he said bidness >instead of business too--some sort of z-->d rule, I guess--when he wasn't >and has the same feature in his speech. >Thanks for the comments. I was the hospital librarian in Madisonville for 9 years. I say idn't as well, but restrict it's use to mean isn't it. I believe that idn'it can be heard pretty much anywhere in Ky. I learned it in Louisville in the 50s. Mark Ingram University of Ky Medical Library-Reference Lexington, Ky maingr01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]