Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
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More "do you say this?"

Again from Language Log, I came across an article comparing "let's not", "don't let's" and "let's don't", and quoting The Columbia Guide to Standard American English as saying that all three are standard.

I've only come across the first of those, and would have thought the second and third are substandard, though again, this may merely be an Americanism.

Poll #753767 let's don't and say we did

Which of the following do you say (in casual speech)?

Let's not
43(89.6%)
Don't let's
0(0.0%)
Let's don't
1(2.1%)
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