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    The DEA is seeking "ebonics linguists"

    It may be raising some eyebrows, but the Drug Enforcement Administration insists it needs to hire at least nine people fluent in Ebonics.
    The DEA's Atlanta office has been looking for Ebonics "linguists" since at least May, when job vacancies were posted online.
    According to one posting, the linguist's duties would include "monitoring varying numbers of communications intercepts during any given shift" and then providing "reliable and accurate transcriptions."
    An agency official, said there is nothing "racial" about the job, and described white rapper Eminem as "one of the best speakers of Ebonics there ever was."


    More at the link:

    FOXNews.com - For Hire: Fluent Ebonics Speakers for DEA Jobs
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    Linguists? Really?
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    There is a theory that lingual shifts don't happen fast within a literate culture as the written word also serves as a pronunciation guide. New words get added, old ones may drop from use, but the base language remains the same. Evidenced by the fact that Shakespeare doesn't need translating into modern English in order to be enjoyed - it may be a tad difficult to follow at times but overall is still recognizable as the same language we speak today, some 400 years later. That Ebonics has had such a major shift away from its parent language, presumably English, suggests that the culture that spawned it is in fact subliterate. Not just illiterate, indicating the lack of knowledge, but subliterate indicating the lack of interest in the written word. Fortunately subliterate cultures, by virtue of their own intentional ignorance, often don't survive long.

    (re: "jive")
    Jiveman #1: Sheeeet, man, that honkey mus' be messin' my old lady got to be runnin' col' upsihd down his head!
    (Golly, that white fellow should stay away from my wife or I will punch him.)
    Jiveman #2: Hey Holm, I can dig it! You know he ain't gonna lay no mo' big rap upon you man!
    (Yes, he is wrong for doing that.)
    Jiveman #1: I say hey sky, s'other say I won say I pray to J I get the same ol' same ol.
    (I knew a man in a similar predicament, and he ended up being sorry.)
    Jiveman #2: Knock yourself a pro slick. Gray matter back got perform' us' down I take TCBin, man'.
    (Don't be naive Arthur. Each of us faces a clear moral choice.)
    Jiveman #1: You know wha' they say: See a broad to get that bodiac lay'er down an' smack 'em yack 'em.
    (Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.)
    Together: Col' got to be! Yo!
    (How true!)
    Together: Sh010039et!
    (Golly!)

    Attendant: Can I get you something?
    Jiveman #2: S'mo fo butter layin' to the bone. Jackin' me up. Tightly.
    Attendant: I'm sorry I don't understand.
    Jiveman #1: Cutty say he cant hang.
    Woman : Oh stewardess, I speak jive.
    Attendant: Ohhhh, good.
    Woman : He said that he's in great pain and he wants to know if you can help him.
    Attendant: Would you tell him to just relax and I'll be back as soon as I can with some medicine.
    Woman : Jus' hang loose blooood. She goonna catch up on the`rebound a de medcide.
    Jiveman #2: What it is big mamma, my mamma didn't raise no dummy, I dug her rap.
    Woman : Cut me som' slac' jak! Chump don wan no help, chump don git no help. Jive ass dude don got no brains anyhow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    There is a theory that lingual shifts don't happen fast within a literate culture as the written word also serves as a pronunciation guide. New words get added, old ones may drop from use, but the base language remains the same. Evidenced by the fact that Shakespeare doesn't need translating into modern English in order to be enjoyed - it may be a tad difficult to follow at times but overall is still recognizable as the same language we speak today, some 400 years later. That Ebonics has had such a major shift away from its parent language, presumably English, suggests that the culture that spawned it is in fact subliterate. Not just illiterate, indicating the lack of knowledge, but subliterate indicating the lack of interest in the written word. Fortunately subliterate cultures, by virtue of their own intentional ignorance, often don't survive long.

    (re: "jive")
    Jiveman #1: Sheeeet, man, that honkey mus' be messin' my old lady got to be runnin' col' upsihd down his head!
    (Golly, that white fellow should stay away from my wife or I will punch him.)
    Jiveman #2: Hey Holm, I can dig it! You know he ain't gonna lay no mo' big rap upon you man!
    (Yes, he is wrong for doing that.)
    Jiveman #1: I say hey sky, s'other say I won say I pray to J I get the same ol' same ol.
    (I knew a man in a similar predicament, and he ended up being sorry.)
    Jiveman #2: Knock yourself a pro slick. Gray matter back got perform' us' down I take TCBin, man'.
    (Don't be naive Arthur. Each of us faces a clear moral choice.)
    Jiveman #1: You know wha' they say: See a broad to get that bodiac lay'er down an' smack 'em yack 'em.
    (Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.)
    Together: Col' got to be! Yo!
    (How true!)
    Together: Sh010039et!
    (Golly!)

    Attendant: Can I get you something?
    Jiveman #2: S'mo fo butter layin' to the bone. Jackin' me up. Tightly.
    Attendant: I'm sorry I don't understand.
    Jiveman #1: Cutty say he cant hang.
    Woman : Oh stewardess, I speak jive.
    Attendant: Ohhhh, good.
    Woman : He said that he's in great pain and he wants to know if you can help him.
    Attendant: Would you tell him to just relax and I'll be back as soon as I can with some medicine.
    Woman : Jus' hang loose blooood. She goonna catch up on the`rebound a de medcide.
    Jiveman #2: What it is big mamma, my mamma didn't raise no dummy, I dug her rap.
    Woman : Cut me som' slac' jak! Chump don wan no help, chump don git no help. Jive ass dude don got no brains anyhow.

    Why did the movie "Airplane" soundly pop into my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Why did the movie "Airplane" soundly pop into my head.
    Surely, you can't be serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ms1600 View Post
    Surely, you can't be serious.
    I am serious and stop calling me Shirley.
    SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
    -Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"

    Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
    -General Omar Bradley, United States Army

    Renniger-Richards-Griswold-Owens

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    I'm bout ta throw in on dis. I keeps it real-ah cause i'm all about my scrilla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Fortunately subliterate cultures, by virtue of their own intentional ignorance, often don't survive long.

    Unfortunately in this day and age, we the working class have been tasked with taking care of these people. They have a better chance of surviving than we do I think.

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    The Fed Govt must already have the "million man math" experts crunching numbers and telling us that US budget will balance if they spend more of our money.
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    Get in line DEA, Delta beat ya to da punch yo:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RljdyXeft04]YouTube - Delta Airlines Ebonics Commercial[/ame]

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzV5AIK8iM
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