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'taint

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The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
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English

Contraction

'taint

  1. Contraction of it ain't.
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary
      "'Taint no need botherin her, then. You kin come around in the mawnin ...
      "'Taint no need of that," Snopes said, take I'll take you back to Memphis Sunday.

Usage notes

  • For reasons that are unclear, it seems that in American popular culture, this contraction has come to be associated with Irish English.

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