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.
ef you had a cut o' that size, now, you wouldn't be payin' no 'tention to it.
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 I sell the land to the company—it's none o' your business what I git fer it.'
But dey is dem dat says ef I was down on de ground I might fall down a hole.
ef I didn't know as you wasn't I should think as you was intoxified!
You're down on your luck, and a bit crusty; and you wouldn't be that ef the news were true.
Like ez not the critter he did that job with—ef it was him—none of you boys would have rid!
All I say is, ef you're going through the world with such high and mighty fine notions, you'll have a hard time.