Sunday, February 20, 2011

EBONICS

"I'm at the beauty supply finna get me some hair to get my hair did and after i am done, i'm finna go to the nail shop to get my nails did."
I took a proper look at the person who just made the erroneous statement. A young adult female about eighteen years of age and not a second or third grader who i could pick up and give a good spanking. Using those words especially "finna" and the past tense"did" like that in one sentence just makes me cringe. It is bad enough that i have to deal with writing American Englis which is a little different from UK English that ia am used to writing and reading.
"Yo", "Down low"  Sounds familiar? We say or hear them almost everyday on TV, on the bus, at work, in class, at the store or just somewhere by someone who speaks such language or is it a language?
According to the urban dictionary, Ebonics is a very bad excuse to grasp the basic English grammar. This is where the invention of certain words that dont make any sense and then sometimes accompany it with the word "izzle". Oh my goodness almost every sentence i heard in 2004 had the word "izzle" in it
"Fo shizzle my nizzle" Who started that stuff? Snoop. "Pimp pizzle" "dizzle"
Ebonics means black speech. It is a blend of two words ebony which means black and phonics which means speech, It has a lot of connotations unknown to may people outsde the African AMerican community. Things are also pronounced differently if you ever noticed.
Ax- instead of saying ask
Pas- instead of past, the t is removed or silent. (i wonder why?)
han- instead of hand
baf- instead of bath
mah- instead of my.
And did i just hear someone say " Ama do it" ( I am going to do it)
After listening to some words that do not sound appropriate, i do not encourage anyone to speak ebonics. Its not very flattering. My two cents. Gimme yours.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

EDJ : RECOMMENDED READS

 EDJ Eric Dick Jerome, one of my favorite African American authors just made me even love him more. "Genevieve" was the first of his book's I read and I gave it three stars out of five, it  wasnt what i expected it to be. "The Other Woman" was a much better story and then i stumbled across "Sleeping with Strangers" and "Waking with Enemies"  I thought the story would have ended a long time ago in the second book until Ifound out there was a third book and I bought it  last weekend."If you dont sleep with strangers, you won't wake up with enemies." Recommended Read.