Wednesday, July 18, 2007

A neighbor told 24 Hour News 8 she heard gunshots between 7-9 a.m.
"...Around here I hear them quite often, so I didn't pay no attention. We went away and I came back and we were sittin' at the table and we kept seeing cars go by, and then I seen cops go by, and then pretty soon my friend says, 'They're comin' here!' I said, 'Ahh.' But they were. They came in the driveway and asked me questions," said Delores Felver.

I totally understand the need to directly quote people but does anyone else think they should, at least in print, drop the apostrophes and add the g's for some of those words? There's really no need to make people sound like more of a hick than they already are. Also, I think they could just skip the vernacular and paraphrase the "and then I seen" part.
I bet whoever typed this story in is just having a blast at the expense of this poor lady's lack of verbal prowess.


jill s said...

i've said it before and i'll say it again...

you need to be writing a column for a newspaper.


love you babe.


Tim & Amy said...

lol. out of control... and the alarm clock that looks like dynamite. you'll have to tear that story apart next!

thanks for the laughs

Traci said...

haha! funny

Kristin said...

You came through again Jim! Had almost wondered why I had checked the blog today!! Gotta luv the newz they dun try and make us folk look stupid!