Of Mice and Men

"You never oughta drink water when it ain't runnin', Lennie."

Dialect is the sum total of local characteristics in speech. It can include jargon, sayings, and different pronunciations of words. Read each of the following examples of how dialect is used in the novel. Then rewrite each example.

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"Lennie, you shouldn't drink the water when it isn't running."

I'm not sure if the above answer was what you needed. When George refers to water that isn't running, he's talking about standing puddles. Running water would refer to a stream or another type of fresh water outlet.