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Happy Christmas and NewYear greetings friends
Recently I watched this movie "FORREST GUMP".In that movie at one point I observed a diagolue which is as follows:
Tom Hanks: "We was like family me and Jenny"
Then when I watched the movie again I observed they were using "was" in all the places where I thought they should have used "were".Is this ok in speech or should we use only "were" and not "was".Now I have heard many say that spoken english Grammar is a lot different from the written one.
Thank you.
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It is to indicate Forrest Gump's humble background - i.e. he is not properly educated. This is not an uncommon colloquial and dialectical usage.

It is to be avoided in written formal English.
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I agree. Esp Southern.
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David LittleHappy Christmas and NewYear greetings friends
Recently I watched this movie "FORREST GUMP".In that movie at one point I observed a diagolue which is as follows:
Tom Hanks: "We was like family me and Jenny"
Then when I watched the movie again I observed they were using "was" in all the places where I thought they should have used "were".Is this ok in speech or should we use only "were" and not "was".Now I have heard many say that spoken english Grammar is a lot different from the written one.
Thank you.

If Forrest Gump were writing this in a journal, he would write it the same way. "He don't know no better." [One of the finest movies ever made, as far as I'm concerned.]
I'm sure you also realized that Forrest didn't have great intellectual capability. Don't blame it all on his humble, Southern heritage - his mother spoke fine English, if I recall. My father is from a humble, Southern heritage, and he would not speak that way.