when i'm txting friends, we do it in dialect, as if we were speaking to each other, but if I tried doing that on here, they'd probably bar me, thinking i'm a glue-sniffer or something!!
LOL. Check this out:
In 1850 when a second edition of Wuthering Heights was due for republishing, Charlotte Brontë decided to edit the original text published by Thomas Cautley Newby, including punctuation and Joseph's thick Yorkshire dialect. Writing to her publisher W.S. Williams, she mentions that "It seems to me advisable to modify the orthography of the old servant Joseph’s speeches; for though, as it stands, it exactly renders the Yorkshire dialect to a Yorkshire ear, yet I am sure Southerns must find it unintelligible; and thus one of the most graphic characters in the book is lost on them."
Oh dear, yes, D. H. LAwrence's books are full of that kind of thing. "'Appen, Miss Katie, t'is naw gud mitherin, an' all an' all, so it is, already". That kind of thing.
If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.