floss and ghetto

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 3 02:51:41 UTC 2000

On Thu, 2 Nov 2000, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:

> is _street_ in a similar sense. An example from a rap magazine:
> 1997 _Source_ Oct. 146/3, I was so ghetto, threatening the crowd, talking
> about if anybody takes it, I'ma see you.

Here's an earlier example:

1996 _Wash. Post_ 27 Dec. (Nexis)  But that stuff doesn't mean anything to
me because I'm so ghetto.

Fred Shapiro

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