bellybutton

Paul Frank paulfrank at POST.HARVARD.EDU
Fri Jan 21 04:55:43 UTC 2011


On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 11:29 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> However, given the current state of corruption in BE as a consequence
> of desegregation, nowadays, it wouldn't surprise me to hear a black
> person use "bellybutton" independently of a TV-show script.

It's been reported that American schools are _more_ segregated today
than they were 43 years ago
(http://www.danagoldstein.net/dana_goldstein/2011/01/on-mlk-day-some-thoughts-on-segregated-schools-arne-duncan-and-president-obama.html).
If that's true, I wonder how this affects language in the U.S.

Paul

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