[Ads-l] Pswaydo-BE

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Mon Oct 2 02:58:43 UTC 2017

Would Margaret perhaps be able to tell us a bit about the
state of her research.  Also, does it include the lexicon, e.g.
"cakewalk" and "rock 'n' roll"?


Margaret Lee <mlee303 at YAHOO.COM>, 9/30/2017 11:50 a.m. wrote:
That is my ongoing research: the appropriation of Black Language by
mainstream (white) America.

--Margaret Lee

      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
 Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:49 AM
 Subject: Re: Pswaydo-BE
I've noticed several commercials using "stink" (and "stank") lately.=C2=A0 =
even features women with "stank face" from smelling old cat litter.

BTW, ever notice how "sucks" has almost completely edged out "stinks"?
When I heard a thirtyish woman say "It really stinks" the other day, I
thought I was in a time tunnel.


On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 8:13 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is anyone else noticing the increasing for-the-hell-of-it use of random
> Black-Anglicisms by white folk? A couple of instancessamples - or should
> that be, =E2=80=9Ca couple samples=E2=80=9D? - are:
> a) =E2=80=9DMr. Steal _Yo_ Keychain,=E2=80=9D title of an article warning=
 of a flaw such
> that that arbitrary apps can dump the full OS keychain in the latest macO=
> instead of standard _You=E2=80=99re_. =F0=9F=A4=A1
> b) the use of _stank_ instead of =E2=80=9Cstink=E2=80=9D - or, better, =
=E2=80=9Cstench=E2=80=9D (yeah,
> right) - in an otherwise standard ad for a brand of deodorant.
> Or maybe it=E2=80=99s just a random use of Southernisms - Hank Hill of Ki=
ng of the
> Hill once said: =E2=80=9CYou got the stank on you and everybody can smell=
> Speaking of BE, today, a baby daddy on The Maury Show whined startlingly
> that,
> =E2=80=9CAnybody don=E2=80=99t care about what *I* have to go through!=E2=
> Maybe he meant to say,
> =E2=80=9CDon=E2=80=99t anybody care about what *I* have to go through?!
> but his tang got tungled in his eye-teeth and he couldn=E2=80=99t see wha=
t he was
> saying.
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