[Ads-l] Pswaydo-BE

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 27 11:48:53 UTC 2017

I've noticed several commercials using "stink" (and "stank") lately.  One
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, “a couple samples”? - are:
> a) ”Mr. Steal _Yo_ Keychain,” title of an article warning of a flaw such
> that that arbitrary apps can dump the full OS keychain in the latest macOS,
> instead of standard _You’re_. 🤡
> b) the use of _stank_ instead of “stink” - or, better, “stench” (yeah,
> right) - in an otherwise standard ad for a brand of deodorant.
> Or maybe it’s just a random use of Southernisms - Hank Hill of King of the
> Hill once said: “You got the stank on you and everybody can smell it.”
> Speaking of BE, today, a baby daddy on The Maury Show whined startlingly
> that,
> “Anybody don’t care about what *I* have to go through!”
> Maybe he meant to say,
> “Don’t anybody care about what *I* have to go through?!
> but his tang got tungled in his eye-teeth and he couldn’t see what he was
> saying.
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