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From: Ed Keer <edkeer at YAHOO.COM>
: I remember Yo being a stereotypical Philadelphia slang
: term in the 80s, before I ever heard it in AAVE.
: Think Rocky: "Yo! Adrienne..." I'm sure there were
: some articles on this in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"Yo" is used, in my experience as a grad student at Penn, by Philadelphians
as a greeting as an in-group marker.
I don't know if it's still the case, but the Philadelphia _Daily_news_'s
style/daybreak/whatever section at least used to be titled the "Yo! Philly!"
David Bowie Department of English
Assistant Professor Brigham Young University
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