[Ads-l] "(jump) salty"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 17 19:02:38 UTC 2015


On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 6:25 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
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> On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 2:21 PM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
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>> "salty" has persisted in urban slang there [Philadelphia].
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> And wherever else colored people live.

Not so sure about this. I've heard various anecdotal reports of its
continued use in Philly, Chicago, and possibly DC, but before its
recent revival I believe it was largely unknown in many other major
cities, including NYC.

--bgz

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