Re: Black English (Was: Ebonic Xmass)
|From:||Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 13, 2000, 18:34|
On Thu, 13 Jan 2000 hoensch@SOFTHOME.NET wrote:
> Patrick, you proved the point about Black English, though seemed
> to miss it yourself. Black English is slang. Bad english in the
> same sense as "Thanks dude." or "What's up?" is. I do not question
> its languagehood based on semantics. I question it because it
> the people who speak it have a good four-five synonyms for their
> race. Regardles of whether it *should be* considered a language
> of its own right, it started being called a language out of
> consideration for racial-oversensitivity.
Of course, that wasn't the point at all. Are you sure you're not in my
class? You sound a lot like one of my freshmen.