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"don't let's"

Dearest linguaphiles

I discovered just today that constructions like "don't let's go to the store" are actually standard in some parts. Since this is where I first learned of other grotesque aberrations testaments to the breadth and diversity of the English language such as "might can" and positive anymore I figured I'd ask you about it. So, a quick poll! Do you say "don't let's"? And what's your age and location?
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  • UDDER and WATER

    To the memory of Vladislav Illich-Svitych. This is just to bring attention to something very ‘Nostratic’ (far beyond ‘Indo-European’ languages —…

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