[Ads-l] Bun in AAV and "Crying Wolof" Myth

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 19 04:57:54 UTC 2016

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 6:57 PM, Z Rice <zrice3714 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Also, 'bun' meaning "to have sex" is a
> specifically AA term.

Where are you from, exactly? I'm a native of Marshall, Texas, who grew up
in Saint Louis, Missouri. Although I have been railroading some, unlike
Johnny Cash, I haven't been everywhere and there are many thousands of
varieties of what I very much prefer to continue to refer to as
"B[lack]E[nglish]" with which I'm totally unfamiliar. Clearly, the variety
of BE in which _bun_ is a verb is one of those.

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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