In today’s segment of One Writer’s Beginnings I read an anecdote about a teacher cornering little Eudora and another student in the school restroom for saying “I might could.”  The other child said it, not Welty, and she felt quite put upon to have been taken to task for it.  To which I can only say lucky her.  I grew up in Mississippi too, and I was 24-years-old and a Ph.D. candidate before anyone told me “might could” was not proper English.

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