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  1. Mary DeLashmit:

    In your Mark Twain quote, I disagree that “druther” is a verb. I believe it is still primarily an adverb, defining “have”, but includes the sound of the sloppily ellipsed “d”: “you['d] druther have it”. (Note the phrase you quote further down: “I’d druther live in the woods…”)

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