This isn’t a real post. It just won’t fit on twitter:
I’m doing final edits (fingers crossed) on my next book and I need your opinion. I know “dragged” is proper in this case, but “drug” is my natural dialect so “dragged” seems clunky to me. But maybe “drug” makes everyone who isn’t me feel all stabby. Is this a Southern thing, or is it just a me thing? Or is it common enough that I can use it as long as I’m aware I’m using it incorrectly?
“He was later drug to his death by catfish.”
“He was later dragged to his death by catfish.”