Is Ebonics good for us?

Is Ebonics good for us?

Created by Survey on Jun 19, 2008

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“myspace.com/jeri shermaine ”

Since: Nov 07

Texas

#2 Jun 19, 2008
i dont know.
I use them sometimes...Depends on the sit-che-ation. If im in a enviroment where i need to be perfessional then I talk proffessionally...but if im just kiggin' it be like all up in da 'bonix.

“Engaged :)”

Since: Aug 07

Bradford, UK

#5 Jun 19, 2008
I wouldn't say its good for you but it is nice know a few slang words as long as you can snap out of it when your in places like business confrences and parents houses.

“My future husband!”

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#6 Jun 19, 2008
Only texting somebody.
Waqq

Broad Brook, CT

#7 Jun 19, 2008
BrownSuga wrote:
Only texting somebody.
Uh huh. I'll bet you talk in ebonics all the time.

“My future husband!”

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#8 Jun 19, 2008
Waqq wrote:
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Uh huh. I'll bet you talk in ebonics all the time.
Bet me on what?...

Since: Mar 08

Athens, GA

#9 Jun 19, 2008
BlackPrince wrote:
Ebonics is one of the most damaging things AA's could have ever fell for. Get an education and act like it, instead of from the damn Ghetto.
and what is an ''education?''(shaking head)and who told you talking ''white'' was ''proper''?,or that nappy hair was ''bad hair''?.

“myspace.com/jeri shermaine ”

Since: Nov 07

Texas

#10 Jun 19, 2008
__GodBody__ wrote:
<quoted text>and what is an ''education?''(shaking head)and who told you talking ''white'' was ''proper''?,or that nappy hair was ''bad hair''?.
Co sign!!!!
Survey

San Ramon, CA

#12 Jun 19, 2008
BlackPrince wrote:
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Who said anything about "talking white"? English is the main language in the U.S. If you want to talk some other jibber jabber, go to Jibber Jabber land. It's a simple concept. You don't know the definition of "education"? That's proof that you need some.
Ebonics is nothing more then slang. There is main stream English and Slang Enlish. In order to function in the business world ect., you need to be able to speak main stream English. A lot of black people come down on other black people who speak main stream English and call them sell outs and wanting to be white. Actually, there is no wanting to be white, it's just functioning in the real world to have a good life for themselves and their children.

Since: Mar 08

United States

#13 Jun 19, 2008
BlackPrince wrote:
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Who said anything about "talking white"? English is the main language in the U.S. If you want to talk some other jibber jabber, go to Jibber Jabber land. It's a simple concept. You don't know the definition of "education"? That's proof that you need some.
a man,this bout the last time ill respond to you until you put a shirt on cuz.matter of fact,i aint even gonna waist any more typing power.

“My future husband!”

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#14 Jun 19, 2008
__GodBody__ wrote:
<quoted text>a man,this bout the last time ill respond to you until you put a shirt on cuz.matter of fact,i aint even gonna waist any more typing power.
lmao....
GB, thats not his pic!
That lil tenderoni is sweet.

“Black is beautiful!”

Since: May 08

ILL

#15 Jun 19, 2008
__GodBody__ wrote:
<quoted text>and what is an ''education?''(shaking head)and who told you talking ''white'' was ''proper''?,or that nappy hair was ''bad hair''?.
Co-sign.
Casual Thought

Youngstown, OH

#16 Jun 19, 2008
Is rock and roll good for us?

Is Jazz good for us?

Is being happy good for us?

We Afro-Americans have a success-producing very wise proverb:

if you're lame and got no game you get no dame.

Since: Mar 08

United States

#18 Jun 19, 2008
STOPishear wrote:
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Co-sign.
good to see my queens got my back.

“Dreams are the touchstones of ”

Since: Feb 07

Our characters

#19 Jun 19, 2008
People act like AA's are the only people that have ebonics. How about some of those southerners like Dolly Parton? Even other countries have slang in certain parts. I'm not saying it's proper or not, but stop acting like America is the only country with people who talk in in different areas.
Well

Elizabethton, TN

#20 Jun 19, 2008
Well.

Since: Mar 08

United States

#21 Jun 19, 2008
BrownSuga wrote:
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lmao....
GB, thats not his pic!
That lil tenderoni is sweet.
lol,he's got to be.
Casual Thought

Youngstown, OH

#23 Jun 19, 2008
Yo.

“confirmer of false reckonings”

Since: Jan 08

Youngsville NC

#24 Jun 19, 2008
it's an ethnic slang, just like geographical slangs are found in the south, north east, creole etc... just like other slangs, there are appropriate and inappropriate times for them and as long as people can make that distinction it's fine.

-word
JoeBob

Jonesborough, TN

#25 Jun 20, 2008
Yes. PLEASE continue to use it so the future generations can see how dumb you people are.
LLL
#29 Jun 21, 2008
full spectrum wrote:
it's an ethnic slang, just like geographical slangs are found in the south, north east, creole etc... just like other slangs, there are appropriate and inappropriate times for them and as long as people can make that distinction it's fine.
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I think there are a lot of old Southern phrases and many Blacks of the past used to use them as did old Southern people. Like old Southerners used to call their relatives and close friends "homefolks" and now Blacks say homey/homie (before that homeboy/homegirl). A lot of ebonics though seems to be just made up stuff in the last 40 years or so that have no longer origin or deeper meaning. The "wording" and phrases also seem to change and shift around.

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