"My grammar _bees_ ebonics": Nelly

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 11 07:18:39 UTC 2011

An instance of hyperblackenization. Grammar isn't distributed over
space or time, nor is it repetitive or customary. Nelly was
exaggerating for effect, laughing at prescriptivists, when he composed
that line.

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.
-Mark Twain

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