8 November 2005
As you probably learned when you read Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the key to understanding the dialect is to read the story aloud. "Brer" is short for "brother," "bimeby" means "by and by," and the rest you'll just have to work out on your own.
Each of the above stories has a brief analysis that you might find useful. See the Uncle Reums page at the University of Virginia.Continue reading...
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A man who assumed the name of a dead baby in order to live the life of a bogus aristocrat for more than 20 years was sentenced to 21 months in jail Tuesday.
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