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I think it's one of those phrases that was corrupted from proper language and became accepted.

I don't think so, exactly.

If you've ever known anyone from Kentucky, you'd understand how this can happen.

Folks in Kentucky will deliberately use bad grammar to be humorous.

They know it's incorrect and their listeners know it's incorrect so they're just funnin' with each other.

It's when people who don't know any better start immitating them sincerely that the language gets -- as you put it -- corrupted.

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