Dingo the Dissident

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Saturday 23 March 2024

'The Angry Grammarian'

is a new musical (!)
staged in Philadelphia.

I wonder if the eponymous hero
tackles the strange, defective*
American auxiliary verbs to wanna and to gonna
(maybe modelled on Scots dinna[e] )
which have already crossed the Atlantic.

*in the grammatical sense
Dinna[e] is Scots for do not or don't

Example: I gonna wanna goanna for Joanna.

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