ED is education, it's just shorter this way, And ef is for F, like "What the ef word did you just play?"
And I says, Well, ef God sends me to hell he can't make me holler 'nough nohow.
I'm go'n to shoot some of them Injins; and ef they don't keep off I'm go'n to shoot the boy.
I've seen picturs in Melindy's jography, looks as ef 'twa'n't so woodsy over there as 'tis in these parts, 'specially out West.
ef any of them Injins come near us, I'm go'n to show 'em what I kin do.
But dey is dem dat says ef I was down on de ground I might fall down a hole.
"She's been the makin' o' me, ef I ever do come out anywhere," he continued.
You're down on your luck, and a bit crusty; and you wouldn't be that ef the news were true.
What do you want to keep still for, ef you ain't go'n' to steal it?
All I say is, ef you're going through the world with such high and mighty fine notions, you'll have a hard time.