Heard on The Judges

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 2 14:40:55 UTC 2008

Mid-thirty-ish black woman speaking:

"... writing _out you_ a slip"

different from standard

"... writing _you out_ a slip"

but like BE

"... thinking _about me_ a mojo hand"

 "... eating _on me_ a hamburger"

which have no standard equivalents

"... *thinking _me/you/him/etc. about_ a mojo hand"

"... *eating _me/you/him/etc. on_ a hamburger"

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
 -Sam'l Clemens

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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