[Ads-l] ***UNCHECKED*** Re: Cited in Green's

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 26 07:01:44 EST 2022


Common in Milwaukee in the '50s too.

On January 25, 2022, at 11:07 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> “That’s my name, don’t wear it out.”

That one is "standard" amongst the colored. Or amongst those around my age,
anyway.

On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 9:05 AM Ben Yagoda <byagoda at udel.edu> wrote:

> Reminds me of a clever comeback at Albert Leonard Junior High School, New
> Rochelle, NY, circa 1967. Somebody calls you by name, then you say:
>
> "That’s my name. Don’t use it in vain, unless you’re in pain.”
>
> A variant was, “That’s my name, don’t wear it out.”
>
> Ben
>
> > On Jan 24, 2022, at 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system <
> LISTSERV at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Date:    Sun, 23 Jan 2022 22:56:01 -0500
> > From:    Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM <mailto:hwgray at GMAIL.COM>>
> > Subject: Cited in Green's
> >
> > 1969 [image: [US]] H. Rap Brown Die Nigger Die!
> > <
> https://www.google.com/url?q=https://greensdictofslang.com/sources/6826&source=gmail-imap&ust=1643605232000000&usg=AOvVaw15UkI6W8_HyDe7d7yjSPKl
> <
> https://www.google.com/url?q=https://greensdictofslang.com/sources/6826&source=gmail-imap&ust=1643605232000000&usg=AOvVaw15UkI6W8_HyDe7d7yjSPKl>>
> 8: I don’t call you nigger
> > ’cause you’re mine /
> > I call you nigger ’cause you shine.
> >
> > I know a version of this from 1948, Marshall, Texas:
> >
> > I don't call you "sun" because you shine
> > I call you "son" because you mine.
> >
> > I.e., I done fucked yo' mama.
> > That makes more sense than Brown's version.
> >
>
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