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Rudy Huckleberry

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Re: Slang, Black English, Ghetto talk, etc.
« Reply #50 on: July 28, 2005, 11:01:37 AM »
I'll give five bucks to any one who walks up to their black law school professor after class and says, "Yo Yo Yo what's the deallio in this piece man?"

If Faith2005 is correct, they will respond in kind without blinking an eye, or at the very least, revert to Ebonics.

Your example isn't Ebonics.  It's slang.  There's a difference that has been pointed out numerous times by myself and other posters.  It's called reading - who cares what grammatical structure you use if you're saying nothing?

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Re: Slang, Black English, Ghetto talk, etc.
« Reply #51 on: July 28, 2005, 11:01:58 AM »
Damn - I was hoping to sit next to you in Torts!!! :D :D

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Re: Slang, Black English, Ghetto talk, etc.
« Reply #52 on: July 28, 2005, 11:02:02 AM »
Wuh the rangate dis American singing man talking bout?  Tell him could take dem isms somewhere else.  He ain saying nutten.  Maybe our language is one mo ting that whitey can't control nuh more, dat's why he blue vex.

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Re: Slang, Black English, Ghetto talk, etc.
« Reply #53 on: July 28, 2005, 11:03:54 AM »
 :D awww, bp that reminds me of my (other) bajan friend. unfortunately i never knew what her and her cousin were talking about.  :-*

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Re: Slang, Black English, Ghetto talk, etc.
« Reply #54 on: July 28, 2005, 11:04:30 AM »
I hear America..my friend there are people who talk like that to their professors.


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I would not attend such a law school, for the same reasons I wouldn't attend one where the students walked up and said "Get 'r Done."  It's not professional, and in a career where words have to be precise, it's bad practice to let our verbal prowess turn lax.

Whose verbal prowess is turning lax?  You must be no fun.  I'm glad you aren't attending my law school.

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Re: Slang, Black English, Ghetto talk, etc.
« Reply #55 on: July 28, 2005, 11:04:54 AM »
Well, the inability to properly construct a cohesive sentence is quite pathetic regardless of an individual's race or ethnicity. I grew up in the valley where "ghetto slang" wasn't common, but "mall talk", which the individual said "like" all the time, was prevalent. Carrying on a conversations with my white classmates became bothersome considering the fact that they couldn't go five minutes without saying "like" or "you know". There is a time and a place for certain types of speech. I think when an individual is around friends and family in an informal setting, they should feel free to converse how they wish. HOWEVER in a professional environment, proper language skills should always be utilized.
Honesty has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it. No ulterior motives. No hidden meanings. An absence of hypocrisy, duplicity, political games, and verbal superficiality. As honesty and real integrity characterize our lives, there will be no need to manipulate others.--Chuck Swindoll

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Re: Slang, Black English, Ghetto talk, etc.
« Reply #56 on: July 28, 2005, 11:05:01 AM »
Wuh the rangate dis American singing man talking bout?  Tell him could take dem isms somewhere else.  He ain saying nutten.  Maybe our language is one mo ting that whitey can't control nuh more, dat's why he blue vex.

You know I had to break out some bajan.

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Re: Slang, Black English, Ghetto talk, etc.
« Reply #57 on: July 28, 2005, 11:05:11 AM »
i'll try again ;)

"Black English" = Vernacular... Dialect

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Re: Slang, Black English, Ghetto talk, etc.
« Reply #58 on: July 28, 2005, 11:06:47 AM »
I know that.  I wanted to peek on your paper and cheat on my exams.

Damn - I was hoping to sit next to you in Torts!!! :D :D

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Re: Slang, Black English, Ghetto talk, etc.
« Reply #59 on: July 28, 2005, 11:09:53 AM »
Faith, good point about black people code-switching.  White folks generally can't grasp this concept.  They can pretty much be the same all day long, while blacks have to be chameleons in our dress, hairstyles, language etc.
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