Laurence Steven sent this to CASLL Monday, but for reasons I'm not
quite sure about it went to the "error" file rather than to everyone.
Regarding rules: I was driving my daughter Carolyn home from her
soccer game tonight and she told me about a team-mate who brang a
good treat for half-time. "Brought" I said, automatically. "Huh?"
she said. "Not brang, it's brought." "Oh, yah." Then, "That's
stupid! Why can't it be brang?" "It just isn't, at least not yet."
"But brought is so dumb sounding; brang is better. Why can't we just
use it?" "We just can't, yet. Probably someday we'll all say
brang." "Well we should just do it now. I think I'll invent it
officially. 'Brang', by Carolyn Steven. There."
So I guess it's official guys.
(By the way, it was already "official" for some people: Neil Diamond
used it in a song, oh, 20 years ago. Sorry, Carolyn.)
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