Re: "Dissin" the English Language (was Re: Lying)

Subject: Re: "Dissin" the English Language (was Re: Lying)
From: Mitch Berg <mberg -at- IS -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 07:45:48 -0600

Jodie Horowitz wrote:
>
> Dawn Langley writes:
>
> >...then I am
> > disrespecting myself and my prospective employer...and lying.
>
> I laud Dawn for her integrity, however . . . . . .
>
> I've been out of the States for a few years, but the last time I heard a
> translation of the verb "to diss" someone, it meant "to be disrespectful
> of" someone, not "to disrespect" someone.

It can go either way (I used to work in a rap bar)
>
> Can ANY word in the English language be used as a verb now?

What? Can't colloquial a term? Or Dawn it? I'm so mad I could
horowitz... ;-]

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