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and it's used a *very* active verb, not just to mean the absence of
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>From: Jennifer Geaslen [SMTP:jennifeg -at- ALLENSYSGROUP -dot- COM]
>Sent: Thursday, May 22, 1997 10:15 AM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: Re: Agencies/markup/etc.
>To dis is "to speak negatively about a person." I would categorize this as
>street slang rather than ebonics.