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Originally posted by DaTruth
So I say talk how you want to talk as long as someone can understand what your saying. Language it's self is ever changing. Who know in the future we might have a mixture of Spanish and English and it will be called Spanglish.
Originally posted by KrazyJethro
It is an ignorant and uneducated form of speech.
Honestly I don't care as long as , as you said, it is not used in the workplace (professional at least).
The "bastardized" form of English we use is also derived itself from ignorant and uneducated into the fine language we speak now, so really I see little difference.
You just won't catch me talking like that.
Originally posted by DaTruth
Humm the workplace you say. Why don't you tell Bush that!!!!
Everything always comes around to Bush around here doesn't it? Good god man, give it a rest.
I don't think it's ignorant.
Good for you. As I'm sure you know ignorant (which seems to have taken on an offensive connotation) only means without education or information as it pertains to the topic at hand. Although it derived itself out of ignorance (meaning the uneducated poor) it has now become a cultural and sometimes forced thing. Now the ignorance comes from not knowing when or where to turn it off (which is present in some people) whilein others, they still do not even know what is correct or not.
Just becuase someone sound diffrent from you you think that it's ignorant.
You said that, not me. I am telling you where it came from, much like almost all slang. I don't care how they sound or if they use it.
Wow!!!! I bet if you went to diffent part of the country you wouldn't be able to understand what people said. But that dosn't make there speech ignorant!!!
No genius, it would make me the ignorant one, considering I would be the one unable to speak their language.
Put words in my mouth all you want, but the only one that looks foolish is the one who jumps the gun. In this case, you.
Originally posted by Gazrok
The American version of English evolved over hundreds of years, mostly due to the necessity of coming up with new words for new ideas, not because of an inability to pronounce words correctly.
Originally posted by cargo
Actually I dont believe that is correct. American English evolved out of a need to spell things phonetically, simplifying the English words.
"Armour" becomes American "Armor".
"Cheque" becomes American "Check".
"Catalogue" becomes American "Catalog".
"Jewellery" becomes American "Jewelry"
"Centre" becomes American "Center"
"Draught" becomes American "Draft"
Also "ise" words such as "Rationalise" becomes American "Rationalize".
It's pretty clear the need to simplify was the motivating factor.
Originally posted by ashley
Ebonic is the native tongue of the poor and under-educated. Why would you want to speak it anyways?