You know, I've barely even begun to tread water with this blog thing, and already it seems to be improving my grammar dramatically. I used to write a bit in school, and a little outside of highschool, and it seems like I probably was better about it then. However, something just seems to happen to you after living a while with people who use lazy southern speak almost all of the time. At first it starts out innocent imitation-being silly here, poking a bit of fun there. But then it sinks down deeeeeep inside of you and takes root. One day you realize it feels like a literal struggle to add the gs onto the end of words they belong to!
Why is this? Why does not the other party's grammar improve? I suppose it is a question in the same ball park of: "Why does a dirty foot make a clean shoe stink? Why doesn't the foot then just smell like a clean shoe?"