A random query from Alyssa’s spot:
One of the reasons I’m as obsessed with pop culture as I am is that I grew up somewhat isolated from it. My didn’t have a television for much of my childhood, so I missed things like Saved by the Bell and The Simpsons almost entirely (It made Turn Off the TV Week sooooo much easier. My sister and I smoked that contest like it wasn’t no thang [query: is there a past form of “ain’t”? plural?]. )
I love the structure of colloquial language (and Ebonics in particular) but this one has me stumped. My first thought was how this doesn’t read so well; if spoken you’d drop the “s” and say “wudn’t.” But that would look kinda janky if it was written down: “like it wudn’t a thing.”
Thoughts on her “ain’t” question?