Tuesday, March 06, 2007

For anyone who dares question my inner black girl:

Without African-Americans, English Would Just Sit There

Thug holding up cigarette: Sulfur?
Suit: Huh?
Thug: Fire?
Suit: What?
Thug: Burn?
Suit: I don't... Uh...
Thug: Spark?
Suit: Wha--?
Thug: Blaze?
Old black woman in nurse's uniform at next table: He wants to know if you have a match. Learn to speak English, nigga!

--Wendy's, Fulton Mall, Brooklyn

Overheard by: Big Larry

via Overheard in New York, Mar 6, 2007

That, my friends, is why I truly love African American Vernacular English.

1 comment:

w.pham said...

that is some mad thesaurial skills. i just noticed your del.icio.us link on the side; that ish is hot!