new website about Pittsburgh speech

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Jun 29 04:45:47 UTC 2002

 From this Web-site (

<<Many words that are in widespread use throughout the U.S. have
African-American origins. "Jazz" is one example.>>

I believe the example is false, or at least not verifiable. I think some
legitimate generally-accepted African derivations (not just
"African-American" but presumably via African-Americans) can be cited:
"okra", "gumbo", "goober", "voodoo", "buckra", probably some better ones
which I haven't thought of.

-- Doug Wilson

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