money as AAVE quasi-pronoun?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu Nov 9 16:52:26 UTC 2000

> I think you should check out the movie "Swingers." It's a Nineties white kid cult
> classic, and although "money" is used as in "You are so money" in a notable scene, I
> suspect you'll find your quasi-pronoun usage there as well.

You won't.

Also, re the notable usage in the film, while Doug Liman (author/
director) has claimed that he did not invent the usage, but heard
it an incorporated it into the film, I have never seen an
example of it that did not refer to the film (with the possible
exception of glossaries that are not explicitely tied to the
film but clearly derive the usage from it). I'd welcome any
genuine cites.

Jesse Sheidlower

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