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  1. Newbie
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    My family's not like that.

    In writing does "my family's not like that" mean the same as "my family is not like that" I'm not sure if there is a contraction there or if we just slur it in speech.

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    Re: Same meaning or just a speech slur?

    It's a contraction. They mean the same.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: My family's not like that.

    Welcome to the forum, Quay.

    I have changed your thread title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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