posted on Aug, 22 2014 @ 08:30 PM
originally posted by: Bone75
a reply to: theantediluvian
Insult my intelligence and life experience all you want bro, I'm not the one who named it Ebonics and pushed to have it taught in schools. Folks who
actually speak and write Ebonics would most likely take issue with you referring to their language as poor grammar and slang terminology.
Dragging out an Ebonics reference would have probably packed more of a punch in the mid-90's — though I guess it might still play well in certain
circles. I suppose we could debate the minutiae of nomenclature in linguistics (not a language
! Maybe that's why it ain't gettin no love from
Rosetta Stone?), but I'm not inclined to feed trolls!
I believe the gist of your earlier statement was that the speaker was using a variety of AE you associate with "thug culture?" I can assure you that
in the deep south, particularly in the more rural areas, the colloquial speech of white speakers (and black speakers for that matter) is very similar
and often less comprehensible.
Maybe its just me, but I've never had a country boy try to sell me some sex, much less sex and crack in the same pitch.
Maybe that's explains your negative feelings? A lack of relevant experiences?
edit on 2014-8-22 by theantediluvian because: (no reason given)