and apparently he agrees

Letter from Clay Warren

Dialect – September 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine

…and apparently he agrees


I don’t know whether or not to think that my unique style of commentary is under attack by common ridicule, or that imitation is really the sincerest form of flattery. In any event — and at the risk of alienating both of my faithful readers, one of whom had to go to Nevada to find work — I shall refrain from tempering my comments with dialect.

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Enough with the hill-billy talk

Letter from Paul Brown

Dialect – September 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine

Enough with the dialect…

Dear Editor,

I wish you would quit encouraging what you must feel is the humorous “hick dialect” writing style of letter-writer Clay Warren (and why is he afraid to use his real name). As a descendant of true hillbillies, I find the style offensive and a reminder of disrespectful urban people’s attempts to make fun of and alienate rural residents and their culture.

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