[Ads-l] Heard on a TV cooking realityshow:

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 22 12:48:11 UTC 2015


"Nub"?  Tell me more!

JL

On Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 5:25 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> White speaker exclaims,
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> "_Motherfather_, that tastes good!"
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> IME, the colored use "Mother Hubbard!" as the cover.
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> Back in '62, a white woman-friend of my mother's told her that white men
> exclaim "Son of a bitch!" under conditions in which black men exclaim
> "Motherfucker!" My mother asked me whether this was true. At that time, my
> personal experience was that her friend spoke the truth.
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> Black guys, for some reason, have difficulty even articulating it. I hear
> "Some muh bitch/Summum muh bitch.." I've heard "Sum moe bitch" once.
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> This is for the full form only. The reduced, sentential form, "sumbitch,"
> is no problem:
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> "Man, Hank Armstrong, that sumbitch could nub [box, street-fight]!"
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> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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