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Postby Slava » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:52 pm

saparris wrote:...a smart ass as well.
As my father was fond of saying, that's why they don't send donkeys to school. Nobody can stand them.

Hee Haw :lol:
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Postby Enigma » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:09 pm

As a Southerner, I have heard people say things like "being that you're already here, you might as well stay and eat supper."


If I were to emulate the way people around me speak, you would struggle to decipher what I'm saying.

Bro, up to tonight? You keen for a cruize, g?

This is how many of the Pacific Islanders and maori speak. It translates to something like

Hello, friend/mate, what are you doing tonight? Are you keen to join me in an aimless drive about town, gangster unit?

I think some of this dialect comes from the Hip-Hop culture in America.
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Postby saparris » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:21 pm

I think some of this dialect comes from the Hip-Hop culture in America.


Yes, it seems to be all the rage. My children, all of whom are articulate, can speak the lingo when they want.
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Postby Enigma » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:31 pm

saparris wrote:
I think some of this dialect comes from the Hip-Hop culture in America.


Yes, it seems to be all the rage. My children, all of whom are articulate, can speak the lingo when they want.


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Postby saparris » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:01 pm

I am proud. They're wonderful people--and bilingual, too, dawg!
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:22 pm

Definitely hip-hop. It has such a wonderful influence on
culture.
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Postby Enigma » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:48 pm

LukeJavan8 wrote:Definitely hip-hop. It has such a wonderful influence on
culture.


I assume you're kidding there?
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Postby saparris » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:33 pm

Luke? Kidding? He's known as Iced Luke on the street.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:46 pm

Or "L Luke Cool J"
L=Luke
J=Javan
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