"Cain't" is not the same as "can't." "Can't" as you know is a contraction for "cannot." Adding the "i" means that whatever cannot be done is WANTING to be done but is impossible to do so. It "ain't possible." and this is usually due to the circumstances surrounding it.
"Now, Milton. I just cain't get up in that water tower without the ladder."
"You're saying you don't know who took it, then ?"
"Exactly."
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A word meaning "can't", but with a Hoffstromic accent to emphasize the impossibility of your suggestion.
Why don't you use the Kp to calculate the molar volume? You...you just cain't, child. You just cain't.
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This word, generally pronounced cain', without the t, is the negative of "can" for those who habitually drop a stop at the end of a word if a consonant follows, as in southern American English. The vowel has to be shifted from a short a to a long a in order to make the distinction.
I cain't (cain') go to town tonight.
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Poetic contraction of CANNOT with biblical implications that suggests Cain slaying Abel
I cain't see WHY my brother gets all the presents I wanted for Christmas!
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