Today, I volunteered at the high school in town. To help out one of the teachers, I graded some English grammar pre-tests. She had given them to her students to see what she needed to cover with them this year. According to these freshmen…
The contraction made from does and not is don’t.
The plural of deer is doe.
The plural of chief is chiefies. (That one at least made me laugh.)
And it is proper to say, “Them cookies are too crispy.” (See, I would have thought to say, “Them cookies is too crispy.”)
Don’t even get me started about the punctuation or the subject-verb agreement or capitalization.
Sigh. My mission in life is becoming clearer.