Re: Ebonics

Subject: Re: Ebonics
From: Linda Castellani <castle -at- CRL -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 15:23:22 -0800

On Fri, 20 Dec 1996, Mitch Berg wrote:

> I was a rap DJ for a while - I learned a bit of Ebonics (although it's
> not usually called that...)

> When you hear: It means:
> Yo, Word Up Yes, I agree wholeheartedly
> You Down You're alright by me, little buddy
> Kick It Commence the Festivities
> That's Dope I find that acceptable
> Bust a Cap Give someone a 9-millimeter GPF
> OG Senior Executive
> Yo, G Hail and well met, good fellow
> Wack Absurd

> Of course, it's been a few years...

On the radio yesterday, a couple of local teens were interviewed
and they offered:

Off the hook When a party is off the hook, it's happening
When someone is off the hook, they're crazy

Oh where, oh where is Barbara Billingsley when you really need
her? %^)

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