[Ads-l] Do y'all know about this?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 24 12:57:49 UTC 2015


Wow!  They learned to speak over 150 years ago!

JL

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:45 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Part 1 Hear Former Slaves Speak
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VTFkyDrH3M
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> You can hear the speaker say,
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> marsta, mississ, chillun, gwine, cotched, full (as a verb), wear (someone)
> out = "give (someone) a beating," etc.
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> Otherwise, IMO, the speaker could be any random black speaker of 2015
> talking.
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> 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.
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