one of my hobbies is going grocery shopping and reading an egregious price for an item out loud
The worst of all possible things that could happen would be to lose that language [that black people love so much]. There are certain things I cannot say without recourse to my language. It’s terrible to think that a child with five different present tenses comes to school to be faced with those books that are less than his own language. And then to be told things about his language, which is him, that are sometimes permanently damaging… This is a really cruel fallout of racism. I know the Standard English. I want to use it to help restore the other language, the lingua franca.
1. He ø runnin. Standard American English (SAE )= He is running.
2. He be runnin. SAE = He is usually running or He will/would be running.
3. He be steady runnin. SAE = He is usually running in an intensive, sustained manner, or He will/would be running in an intensive, sustained manner.
4. He(’s) been/bin runnin. SAE He has been running–at some earlier point, but probably not now.
Other examples: I been knowing her. SAE = I have known her.
About eleven o’clock he been eating. SAE = … he was eating.
5. He BEEN/BIN runnin’. SAE = He has been running for a long time, and still is.
-This is a use of the African American English (AAE) stressed been/remote BIN.
My mother Toni Morrison on AAVE (via howtobeterrell)
this is for whoever was telling me that AAVE isn’t a real thing… UGH
Note how precise each AAVE phrase is.
Cries from perfection
For anyone who thinks aave is just slang.
had to give a college educated person a lesson on the difference between someone saying a person “talks white” or “talks black” and aave once. people are so confused.
just sent in my ancestry dna kit
i just really want everyone to be prepared for me to start reppin whatever this dna test tells me i am lol
im prepared for it to link me to some sort of Caribbean background, on everything i love im attending every damn carnival and festival from this year forth, learning to cook all the foods, ALLAT
"nicki minaj had so much face surgery"
Thank you 🌞
SHE JUST GOT GOOD MAKEUP ARTISTS HAG ASS HATERS
Contouring, Highlighting, and thicker eyebrows can do wonders. Also looks like she lost a little weight from them to now.
people so stupid/salty