money as AAVE quasi-pronoun?

Bob Haas highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Fri Nov 10 05:42:30 UTC 2000

I agree, Jesse, and I'm not calling your conversation/interview into
question.  I'm just citing the IMDb and also the video sleeve, as well as
the conversation I saw with Favreau on television.  In all the times I've
heard individuals use "money" in this manner, they'd in each case seen the
movie and were referencing it.  The usage was semi-hot a couple years ago;
now, nothing.

> From: Jesse Sheidlower <jester at PANIX.COM>
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 20:59:59 -0500
> Subject: Re: money as AAVE quasi-pronoun?
> But whether deliberately coined or not, the fact remains that
> the usage seems not to have any currency outside of specific
> references to the movie.

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