Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 31 06:27:49 UTC 2010

Anybody interested in "AAVE" but lacking easy access to a sufficient
number of native speakers can gain what amounts to such access on line
by going to the adultswim.com site, then looking under Comedy and
selecting The Boondocks. I should note that, if you are disturbed by
the use of "nigger" in "AAVE," then avoid this animated, heavily
anime-influenced 'toon at *all* costs! Since there's no particular
continuity, any random episode can be chosen. There is a backstory,
but there's no need to concern yourself with it, if AAVE and its
trivially-parodied real-life use are your only concern, you don't need
the backstory. If you want to know it anyhow, go to boondocks.com.

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.
–Mark Twain

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

More information about the Ads-l mailing list