Pioneer1 Posted February 12 Report Share Posted February 12 Ain't Yall Whaddup Yo Double Negatives ( like "Ain't Nobobdy") These words have been called "slang" and "improper English" for decades and they have been marginalized from what is considered standard or correct English. Well, perhaps it's time for this to change. Perhaps it's time that the words we commonly use but are considered "Black English" become part of Standard American English! Who made the decision to keep them out anyway? Most of us use the words "ain't" and "yall", so why the hell AIN'T they considered standard or correct??? Typical American English wasn't considered correct and STILL isn't considered correct compared to the English of Britain. It was called "broken English"; but as it evolved into what we have in the U.S. today it became our standard. Most contractions (like here's and that'll) are simply slang words that became standardized over time because most of the population used them to much. If broken White American English can be standardized, so can OUR dialect of English It's all a matter or respect who WHO'S dialects and versions we choose to respect and honor and who's we choose to disregard and hold contempt for. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now