In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “No, Thank You.”

If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?


In honor of my mother, my English teachers during my elementary, middle, and high school years, I would permanently banned the word “ain’t.” The word “ain’t” was the first word I was told to not use as a child. As my life progressed I do not use the word in my daily language and definitely not in my formal English writings.

However, I love playing with informal words, so here I go.

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, and I ain’t going to worry about it, because it ain’t broken.

Now, my mother and several of my English teachers are rolling their eyes as I wrote this, so I will finish with. I ain’t going to use the word ain’t no more.

The Daily Post Prompt

By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

7 thoughts on ““No, Thank You””
  1. T’ain’t Fair on ain’t’s the world over 😀 😀 😀

    1. Thanks for the comments Chris 🙂

      1. 😀

  2. I just realized I don’t use the word “ain’t” since becoming an adult either. And I cringe when I hear another adult use it.

    1. I constantly hear my mother and English teachers in my head when I hear the word spoken. 🙂

  3. Never say never.

    1. Oh yeah, ain’t that true! 🙂

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