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Nonstandard spelling to evoke mispronunciation, etc.
Huck Finn was written by Mark Twain (yes, that's a pen name, but that's got nothing to do with this) using nonstandard grammar consistently throughout, to evoke more clearly the first-person image of an undereducated writer, the teen title character. The book got a LOT of negative criticism in its time for this.
Today, we have 'standard nonstandard' usages, including but not limited to the Scottish accent preferred by @Faur
, the dentalised lisp I keep getting into trouble for (Some words, dey hard to say wif my mouf.)* and of course, things like Jaeger-speak.
Here's a recent panel of a webcomic that illustrates that one:
I'm tired of relying on people telling me privately, 'This is good!' or 'This is bad, we don't want it here.' Both of those are valid views, my problem is that I don't know which one speaks for most of us.
This poll is anonymous.
*I keep getting pressured into not using it. Sometimes I cave.
Some words, dey hard to say wif my mouf.
Nonstandard spelling to evoke mispronunciation, etc. 40 votes
Don't do it because whatever it gives to RP, it takes away more than that by annoying me, the voter on your poll.
Do it or don't, either way is fine by me.
Neither of the above is how it is, and I will explain in a comment to this poll.