[Ads-l] Heard, spoken by a white person

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 8 15:41:20 EDT 2017

"Momma don't know, Daddy don't know, _don't *nobody* know_ what's going on!"

Said by a rural Floridian talking to one of his cousins, on FBI Files on
the Justice Network.

Been trying to find out whether white people used that syntactic structure
since 1973, when I asked Corky Feagin about it, at the Michigan LSA Summer

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.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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