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An alteration to the spelling of words to indicate a regional or social dialect, as in the following: Aw knaow you. Youre the one that took way may girl. Youre the one that set er agen me. Well, I'm gowin to ev er aht (Bill Walker, ‘a rough customer of about 25’, in Act II of George Bernard Shaw's play Major Barbara).

Subjects: Psychology.

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