She turnt her head ter one side, en purten' lack she didn' seed Dave.
"The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue" by Various
He purten' ter be a cow-doctor, but eve'ybody knowed w'at he r'al'y wuz.
"The Conjure Woman" by Charles W. Chesnutt
Paupers oughter live in the poorhouse an' not purten' to be decent.
"The Man from Jericho" by Edwin Carlile Litsey