[Ads-l] ballard

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 14 10:01:17 EST 2017

As a matter of fact, the speaker was indeed African-American.

Unlike Sean Connery.


On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 9:52 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 8:32 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > ballard
> Was the commentator a colored fellow, perchance? "Ballard" is the
> "standard," hyper-corrected form of _ballad_ used by boojies. I once made
> the gross, social error of calling this mistake to the attention of a
> couple of friends. I learned that you really don’t want to go aroun
> correckin peopuh lang-lish, lessen dey akses you yo opinion.
> Unless you’re white, of course. Otherwise, I’d have lived my entire life
> under the mispreapprehension that _aloose_, like _around_, was standard
> English.
> Youneverknow.
> --
> -Wilson
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