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could you be an ebonics translator?

So i hear the DEA is looking for ebonics translator in the southeast...do you think you could be one?

 
shay1130

Asked by shay1130 at 9:10 AM on Aug. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Lol, we saw that yesterday online! And it is in my area! LMAO!

    I couldn't.... I only speak fluent Redneck, lol.
    Memigen

    Answer by Memigen at 9:11 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Yes. Most definitely.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:11 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • LOL hell, no
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:11 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Ok then, well it is good to see my tax dollar at work.... had it been to translate and decode the mob... I may have had a chance for a new career...

    WoodWitch

    Answer by WoodWitch at 9:47 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • No. I even have the hardest time with deep southern accents. I have heard some that I just flat out can't understand, so I have to look within the crowd to see other people's expressions to know if the content of the conversation is good or bad. There is only a certain number of times I am comfortable asking someone to repeat themselves before I start to look like a fool.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:24 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Sure, I'm open to the idea. It would help if it paid as well. 


    Learn Ebonics (short list) 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:23 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • ^^^ That me up there^^^

    The answer question and anonymously are too close to each other. grrrrrrr
    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 10:24 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Absolutely. I ran I tight restaurant and part of that meant speaking the language of the cooks that worked there. I refused to use it myself, and would play dumb when I wanted to make them use the proper English, which was really a lot of fun..
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:37 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Meh. I'm not very good at slang or street talk. I don't hear it enough. I am good at some accents that I hear a lot, but stumped by others. My husband sometimes schools me in street talk since he hears it at work.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 11:19 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • I don't mean to sound like a moron or anything... but witchypoo is confused, what is ebonics...
    WoodWitch

    Answer by WoodWitch at 9:12 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

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