Heard on Springer: caucasian BIN

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 27 17:25:01 UTC 2011


"She [his girlfriend's mother] doesn't like you."

Twenty-ish, white, male speaker:

"I know this! I BIN know this!"

Girlfriend's mother:

"You ought to look for a job!"


"I BIN look for a job!"

The boyfried didn't strike me as a whigger, judging by his other
speech. I've heard BIN used by white speakers on other Springers. The
third time being the charm, I decided to post this example. Also, in
the other two cases, the speakers didn't appear to be whiggers,
either. But all three may have modified their speech for their


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

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