If any AA speaks/acts intelligently.....
Citizen 1986

UK

#64 Jul 20, 2014
Why not take a dual approach to it. You can speak Ebonic which is your lingual franca when you want to communicate informally and correct English formally. Its always good to appear to be a Man of the people so people dont think you are stuck up or snobbish. Just like when you go to work you wear your suit and tie and when your off work you wear your jeans and tshirt.

I dont believe speaking Ebonic is a bad thing its part of your culture. Its knowing when to speak that you should consider. If it helps you get closer to your roots it should be appreciated.

“No Substitute For The Truth”

Level 8

Since: Jan 10

United States

#65 Jul 20, 2014
Ugh wrote:
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Right. I agree. You pretty much supports my points. We need shun the negative image about us because that's what society see from us the most. We may not see it that way, and would only look at the positives about us and support that but those "positives" are not broader enough in the AA community. It's the "negatives" that's bigger than the positives.
But It's NOT really about society because ur culture can be respectful yet unfitting in taste by society hence the idea of primitiveness. Does this mean we should create a culture to fit the taste of society?? Culture is about celebrating the achievements, aesthetics and views of a group as oppose to appeasing the masses or competing with another culture.
Ugh

Houston, TX

#66 Jul 20, 2014
Citizen 1986 wrote:
Why not take a dual approach to it. You can speak Ebonic which is your lingual franca when you want to communicate informally and correct English formally. Its always good to appear to be a Man of the people so people dont think you are stuck up or snobbish. Just like when you go to work you wear your suit and tie and when your off work you wear your jeans and tshirt.
I dont believe speaking Ebonic is a bad thing its part of your culture. Its knowing when to speak that you should consider. If it helps you get closer to your roots it should be appreciated.
Speaking ebonic is nothing about getting closer to our roots when it is still in English-form. Our roots would be the Hebrew dialect, and none of us know it, as part of the Curses of Deut. 28 in that we would forget our heritage, identity, language etc.

“No Substitute For The Truth”

Level 8

Since: Jan 10

United States

#67 Jul 20, 2014
Ugh wrote:
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Right. I agree. You pretty much supports my points. We need shun the negative image about us because that's what society see from us the most. We may not see it that way, and would only look at the positives about us and support that but those "positives" are not broader enough in the AA community. It's the "negatives" that's bigger than the positives.
Yes I support ur points none the less.
Ugh

Houston, TX

#68 Jul 20, 2014
Redefined wrote:
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But It's NOT really about society because ur culture can be respectful yet unfitting in taste by society hence the idea of primitiveness. Does this mean we should create a culture to fit the taste of society?? Culture is about celebrating the achievements, aesthetics and views of a group as oppose to appeasing the masses or competing with another culture.
Culture is much more broader than that. It represents an image that uniquely Blacks. When I see Mexicans, I see their culture as a Fiesta People, their food, their salsa dance, soccer, family-oriented etc.

We don't do that by living how others want us to live. We live that's compatible with a multi-racial country. That makes as Americans, first and foremost and then our personal image which I believe is Sports, Music, Style of Dressing, Soul Food.

What we need to do is push those positives more and bring down the ghetto image, killing, streety, and just being Thugs in mentality and appeal.

“No Substitute For The Truth”

Level 8

Since: Jan 10

United States

#69 Jul 20, 2014
Ugh wrote:
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Culture is much more broader than that. It represents an image that uniquely Blacks. When I see Mexicans, I see their culture as a Fiesta People, their food, their salsa dance, soccer, family-oriented etc.
We don't do that by living how others want us to live. We live that's compatible with a multi-racial country. That makes as Americans, first and foremost and then our personal image which I believe is Sports, Music, Style of Dressing, Soul Food.
What we need to do is push those positives more and bring down the ghetto image, killing, streety, and just being Thugs in mentality and appeal.
Agree! I was hoping you weren't one of those PPL who shunned being unique.
Citizen 1986

UK

#70 Jul 20, 2014
Ugh wrote:
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Speaking ebonic is nothing about getting closer to our roots when it is still in English-form. Our roots would be the Hebrew dialect, and none of us know it, as part of the Curses of Deut. 28 in that we would forget our heritage, identity, language etc.
Lol! Your language is Hebrew, seriously. You have no curse you were stripped of your culture and language.
Ebonics is part of the black culture because it originated in your community. Its your way of speaking English like cockney in the UK , patwah or pidgin English in certain countries in Africa .All countries have a form of dilluted language which is spoken by the common people . You want to get closer to them, trade, interract with them you need to talk like them.
I think Ebonics sounds interesting.
MOSES-II

United States

#71 Jul 20, 2014
Citizen 1986 wrote:
Why not take a dual approach to it. You can speak Ebonic which is your lingual franca when you want to communicate informally and correct English formally. Its always good to appear to be a Man of the people so people dont think you are stuck up or snobbish. Just like when you go to work you wear your suit and tie and when your off work you wear your jeans and tshirt.
I dont believe speaking Ebonic is a bad thing its part of your culture. Its knowing when to speak that you should consider. If it helps you get closer to your roots it should be appreciated.
Affected speech....pretending to something other than ones self, trying to impress others..

Point....be one way all the time
MOSES-II

United States

#72 Jul 20, 2014
Illusory superiority is a cognitive bias that causes people to overestimate their positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative qualities, relative to others
THE RELIC

New Port Richey, FL

#73 Jul 20, 2014
MOSES-II wrote:
Illusory superiority is a cognitive bias that causes people to overestimate their positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative qualities, relative to others
Like this:
http://www.topix.com/forumsearch/afam...

smh...how's that foot taste, numb skull?
Ugh

Houston, TX

#74 Jul 20, 2014
Citizen 1986 wrote:
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Lol! Your language is Hebrew, seriously. You have no curse you were stripped of your culture and language.
Ebonics is part of the black culture because it originated in your community. Its your way of speaking English like cockney in the UK , patwah or pidgin English in certain countries in Africa .All countries have a form of dilluted language which is spoken by the common people . You want to get closer to them, trade, interract with them you need to talk like them.
I think Ebonics sounds interesting.
As you said, "you was stripped of your culture and language."

Jer 17:4

And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger,[which] shall burn for ever.

This is proof that it was prophecies WHY we forget our culture and Language. So, speaking English is NOT our original cultural language. It is our captive' language and culture. We just live here as a captive people. And as such, adopt English as a way to speak and communicate with Whites.

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Level 8

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#75 Jul 20, 2014
Chief Smoke wrote:
Especially on the internet, fools are now responding with the new phrase,'You must be white', if they disagree with you.
Or maybe say "you must be gay".

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Level 8

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#76 Jul 20, 2014
Triceroy wrote:
Text in ebonix and they instantly discredit you, calling you a "dumb n!@@er". Talk properly, speak with intelligence, they assume you're not black and afford you 1% more respect than usual.
Now in all fairness, I have never been told that I was white (or sounded white) simply for speaking "standard English." I also do not think that Blacks us speak the "standard"--which is what I think is meant here by "intelligent" speech--are so unpopular with the masses as is commonly believed.
MOSES-II

United States

#77 Jul 20, 2014
You better hope people do not click on that link.

You are the one that admitted working for me.

He admitted it
He tried to deny it
He tried to explain it.
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0h-Really | 37 min ago
Hey, if I'm so stupid, why did you hire me? Tiny Circles™
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0h-Really | Mar 11, 2012 Another thread about me, slave boy? You keep showing everyone what's on ya mind 24/7....ME. See, you're so fkkng stupid, you can'tr even decopher the sarcasm in that quote you've been spamming all over the forum for the past three days. Lemme explain it to your simple simian mind, boy. You say you worked on inventing the internet, and you say I worked for you, but you also say I'm stupid. So why the fk would you hire someone that's stupid to work on your project? You wouldn't. All you're proving is that I'm right,...about the Timy Circles ®...of negro "logic"....lol!
Keep making threads about me, slave boy....SHOW 'em who's yo massa.
THE RELIC wrote:
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Like this:
http://www.topix.com/forumsearch/afam...
smh...how's that foot taste, numb skull?
THE RELIC

New Port Richey, FL

#79 Jul 20, 2014
MOSES-II wrote:
You better hope people do not click on that link.
I thought you said you weren't responding directly to racist whites,.....numb skull.

"Psychopathic Crackaa's, MOSES will NEVER respond directly to you."
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TA1D1KLJBBUB4...

The fact that I can get you to reply to me proves I own your simple little mind,....son.
Citizen 1986

UK

#80 Jul 20, 2014
MOSES-II wrote:
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Affected speech....pretending to something other than ones self, trying to impress others..
Point....be one way all the time
I believe that is your own opinion.You dont have to pretend to be anything to impress anyone. Its the same as learning another language. You are taught correct English in school and you learn another by interracting with people. If you can speak it wouldnt it be stupid of you to pretend you cant.
MOSES-II

United States

#81 Jul 20, 2014
I swear, how dumb can a hill billy get.

A lion is sleeping and Jethro just want to get an azz whipping. Any body else would move on and leave the lion alone, anybody else except Oh Really!

Oh Really will tip toe up to a lion and tickle the tail of a lion with a feather. That is the definition of a fool.
MOSES-II

United States

#82 Jul 20, 2014
Citizen 1986 wrote:
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I believe that is your own opinion.You dont have to pretend to be anything to impress anyone. Its the same as learning another language. You are taught correct English in school and you learn another by interracting with people. If you can speak it wouldnt it be stupid of you to pretend you cant.
What you believe to be my opinion is your first mistake.

http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/affected

Affected speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

unnatural

struggling for effect

, contrived, hokey, stilted

artificially formal

lacking spontaneity; not natural

(used of style of speaking) overly embellished

having unnatural mannerisms

(of a voice) affectedly mellow and rich

produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation

free of artificiality; sincere and genuine
GOTCHA

New Port Richey, FL

#83 Jul 20, 2014
MOSES-II wrote:
I swear, how dumb can a hill billy get.
A lion is sleeping and Jethro just want to get an azz whipping. Any body else would move on and leave the lion alone, anybody else except Oh Really!
Oh Really will tip toe up to a lion and tickle the tail of a lion with a feather. That is the definition of a fool.
You're not a lion, REJECT, you're a bunny rabbit. A LYIN' bunny rabbit that runs down his rabbit hole when he gets scared of the big bad white man that clobbers you with the truth. You said you would "never" respond directly to a "psychotic racist white", yet I have you conversing with me on dozens of threads, just like MDJ used to do when you were all jealous and mad about the attention she gave me and not you.

MDJ to OR: Massa, U Want ya back washed too?
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TCMDKKFVFAMPM...

Think on THAT a while, you pitiful crybaby.
MOSES-II

United States

#84 Jul 20, 2014
Citizen 1986 wrote:
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I believe that is your own opinion.You dont have to pretend to be anything to impress anyone. Its the same as learning another language. You are taught correct English in school and you learn another by interracting with people. If you can speak it wouldnt it be stupid of you to pretend you cant.
"you are taught correct english in school....."

1st english teacher taught this
2nd english teacher said this is incorrect

3rd english teacher taught that
4th english teacher said that is incorrect

Why was the first english teacher wrong. The first english teacher had a bachelors drgree. Oooops. Imagine the student that stopped there.

Why was the third english teacher wrong. They only had a masters degree. Oooops, what if the student had stopped there.

Is that history taught in school also correct?

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