I hate when you're reading an interview transcript and the editor fills in what a person means.
- Person: They ready to go.
- The interview: They [are] ready to go.
What does that [are] add to the sentence? Why?
@guerrillarain I wonder how much of it is "correcting" AAVE.
what i was wondering too. like do editors not know, or just not care that AAVE is actually real and has linguistic rules and isn't just "bad english"
@tcql @guerrillarain agree
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