Sunday, September 5, 2010

Black English by Type A

"Ain't nobody can say where he at."
"Dem Ice Creams be smoov, man; dey phat."
"Dis bling bling be onyx."
I'm hooked on Ebonics:
Black English be cool. Dat be dat.
African American Vernacular English (AAVE), also known colloquially as Ebonics or Black English, is a dialect spoken primarily in the 'hood and is used extensively in rap music.

Translation of lines 1–3:
Nobody knows where he is.
Those athletic shoes are smooth (really good); they're cool.
This jewelry is made of onyx.

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