Tag Archives: Ebonics

Teabonics parlee-voo

While we’ve been fussing about whether to dub them TEABAGGERS or just TEABAGS, someone’s honed in on the pejorative that binds them, TEABONICS –with apologies to African Americans whose variant dialect reflects cultural influence not lack of education or intelligence. … Continue reading

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“English First” = “Yo name Toby, boy!”

That sounds extreme, but it’s true. I was seeking last week for a news update on the Brutal Murder by the Minutemen of Briseña  Flores and her father Raul. One Arizona NEWSPAPER didn’t have the “ñ” character available and wrote … Continue reading

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Shtrength, Shtrong, Shtreuth!

Streuth! Where did an “sh” sound introduce itself into pronunciations of “str?” Is it Cracker Ebonics like “libary” or “aks” expecially? Who says “SHtrong” beside southern idiots like the current president? I now hear the god-awful mispronunciation on the lips … Continue reading

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Like

Who cannot but watch in horror as our language suffers the incursion of “like” into our every sentence? Insert everywhere: “I’m like-” He was like- “She’d be like-” It was like- The onslaught has been apace for decades, from Val-speak … Continue reading

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