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Do you think that Ebonics should be considered a language?

The Justice Department is looking for nine linguists with a knowledge of American Ebonics to "monitor, translate and transcribe" DEA recordings of drug dealers. These recordings will include “telephonic monitoring of court ordered nonconsensual intercepts, consensual listening devices, and other media,” which means wiretaps, we think. Applicants with a knowledge of the ATL scene will have a leg up; the investigations will be run out the DEA's Atlanta office.



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35yoamom

Asked by 35yoamom at 11:30 PM on Aug. 31, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • LMAO, no. Maybe a dialect though.
    Kisses4Henry

    Answer by Kisses4Henry at 11:31 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • No.
    DEpley

    Answer by DEpley at 11:33 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • NO! NO! NO! I have never understood the point in TEACHING bad language and bad manners and calling it a "new language." I would rather someone speaks bad English than Ebonics... At least with bad English you sound like you've at least visited a school...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:33 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • NO!!! Especially not if it is associated with DRUG DEALERS! Yikes!!! Are you kidding??? ANd it sounds just ugly.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 11:34 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • no, unless Yankee and Redneck are also going to get included in a new list of "languages"
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 11:34 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • But I know that Patois is used in Jamaica. Which is Jamaican Creole by linguists. So couldnt Ebonics evolve
    35yoamom

    Comment by 35yoamom (original poster) at 11:35 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • NO!!!LOL
    Iluvmy5

    Answer by Iluvmy5 at 11:43 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I have a friend who is black and she was insulted when I read her this just now!
    tryin2BGOOD

    Answer by tryin2BGOOD at 11:43 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • NO!
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 11:44 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • have a friend who is black and she was insulted when I read her this just now!

    Answer by tryin2BGOOD


    Well we dont always agree with each other. What offends one doesnt offend us all...
    35yoamom

    Comment by 35yoamom (original poster) at 11:46 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

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