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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (7) Thanks(7)   Quote india100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 27 2013 at 4:26pm
I understand now why people come for Printer Ink . You should join a white forum . Unhappy
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Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

 
Originally posted by kfoxx1998 kfoxx1998 wrote:


The whole point is that there is no reason for a code switch if corporate leaders used Ebonics.   
 
but of course...lol. 
it was slightly amusing for a second there tho...Embarrassed
 
virtually, no one in an executive leadership role (regardless of ethnicity and/or existence of alt language) speaks casually in formal business settings especially when officially representing the brand.  i'd venture to say this is holds true all over the world.  not sure why the world was brought into her not logic anyway, since ebonics is mainly spoken in the united states.  more fail...but i digress. 
 
yes.  we know that there is a single communication standard to rise to the top of corp america.  and we know that ebonics isn't it.  we don't need becky to tell us that. 
 
none of that has anything to do with who does or does not speak it...
 


Gurls!!  KFoxx & TC, this broken ankle is twitching.  TC, KFoxx, LadyBird, India, CC, Noneyons, Diane, said all that I would say. 


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Loved the discussion on this thread. I just watched Rachel on Youtube (I shouldn't have read the comments on there ;( and I personally think it's not that she does not know how to switch but she may have a learning disability /processing information. 

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Originally posted by zsazsa zsazsa wrote:

Loved the discussion on this thread. I just watched Rachel on Youtube (I shouldn't have read the comments on there ;( and I personally think it's not that she does not know how to switch but she may have a learning disability /processing information. 

 
I don't think she has a learning disability. It seems to me that she processes information well. She is sharp. She just doesn't have a filter, and she may have a speech impediment. She was explaining her underbite on Pier's show, and her difficultly pronouncing words.

Even if she didn't though, going strictly off of her use of ebonics, she would still be judged. In law school i had several friends who were perceived as less intelligent simply because of their use of vernacular. I called people out on it too. I really hate seeing that. Cry
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I've recently notice that AAVE has a rhythm to it that standard English doesn't have. If you try to say words or phrases in AAVE without the rhythm it doesn't sound "right".

Try to say these phrases without a rhythm and you will sound all types of crazy:

“What I gotta lie for?” “You ain’t said nuttin’ but a word.” “Go ‘head girl, with yo’ bad self!” “He may not come when you want Him, but He is surely right on time.” “You betta ask somebody!”
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OMG @Samone that's hilarious because I read those phrases before reading what you had wrote above.
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Great addition Samone.  I did as you suggested and cracked up.  This why yt folks sound so stupid stealing are style.  Same with dancing - No rhythm!!
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Originally posted by Limalady Limalady wrote:

Originally posted by zsazsa zsazsa wrote:

Loved the discussion on this thread. I just watched Rachel on Youtube (I shouldn't have read the comments on there ;( and I personally think it's not that she does not know how to switch but she may have a learning disability /processing information. 

 
I don't think she has a learning disability. It seems to me that she processes information well. She is sharp. She just doesn't have a filter, and she may have a speech impediment. She was explaining her underbite on Pier's show, and her difficultly pronouncing words.

Even if she didn't though, going strictly off of her use of ebonics, she would still be judged. In law school i had several friends who were perceived as less intelligent simply because of their use of vernacular. I called people out on it too. I really hate seeing that. Cry

This. When I watched her on Piers and the way she'd take long, almost uncomfortable pauses while or before answering made me realize it's probably a combination of a lack of a proper education and a speech impediment. 
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