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Avoid these words. Seriously. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Dere didn't useter be no diff'ence 'tween us, and dere oughtn't to be none now.'

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • But that didn't make no diff'rence; it wuz all the same to Lizzie.

  • Babies are common enough to most folks, but Lovey was diff'rent.

    The Village Watch-Tower (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • You had a mustache then and your name was diff'rent, but you seemed familiar just the same.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Some diff'rent from our tribe; there was thirteen young ones in our family.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Kind of slow, of course, but you can't expect nothin' diff'rent.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • It isn't honesty that's making the diff'rance between us at all—it's luck.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Well, say, you can't imagine what a diff'rence that makes to me.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
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Difference: What's the diff? (mid-1800s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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