[Ads-l] Bun in AAV and "Crying Wolof" Myth

Z Rice zrice3714 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 17 22:57:54 UTC 2016


The two are not the same.  Also, 'bun' meaning "to have sex" is a
specifically AA term.

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:34 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 11:14 AM, Z Rice <zrice3714 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > AAV
> > bun - to have sex ... It should be noted that among both the native AA
> > population, and Wolof speakers, the term is not considered 'vulgar'.
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> I'm not familiar with _bun_ in the meaning supplied. However, I am familiar
> with the term, _butter some buns_, which does have that meaning and is - or
> was, during the '40's and '50's, anyway. - "considered 'vulgar'."
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