Re: Ebonics

Subject: Re: Ebonics
From: Mitch Berg <mberg -at- IS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 16:29:32 -0600

Virginia L. Krenn wrote:

> Vikki Shine <shinev -at- std -dot- teradyne -dot- com> wrote:
> >Can someone give me a word in Ebonics? Is the same as Black English of
> >the eighties?

> I think that it's more than just words and is something like:

> We be goin' now.

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...


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