Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 09:20:50 -0500
From: Gerald Cohen
Subject: Re: "You the man"

Avi Arditti, who inquired about "You the man!', has sent me a helpful
follow-up note. It indicates that this expression can be added to the list
of African-American contributions to the broader speech community, even if
the item is not yet standard English.
>The thankful car owner was a young white man, and I've heard other white
>people use it recently, so perhaps this century-old expression has finally
>hit mainstream!
--Gerald Cohen