Heard on Judge Joe Brown

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 22 19:56:50 UTC 2007

A note on Concord, CA, BE slang - an instance of social pressure WRT
language use

Plaintiff: She was standing on the sidewalk with her partner [here = "friend"].

Defendant: "Partner?!" Don't nobody say that no more!

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.
                                                      -Sam'l Clemens

Dope wil get you through times of no money better than money will get
you through times of no dope.
                                         -Free-Wheeling Franklin

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

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