Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 10:29:46 -0800
From: Judi Sanders jasanders[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CSUPOMONA.EDU
Subject: Re: "it's all good"
I can't speak to the origin of "it's all good" except to say that it is not
in RHDAS, Major's "Juba to Jive" nor Smitherman's "Black Talk."
I can say that it is widely used by youths (both male and female, and of
all races) across the country. Connie Eble collected it this year at UNC,
Pam Munro collected it this year at UCLA (as she did in 1994), and we
collected it at CPP. I've also collected it from Cincinatti in an internet
Not quite an answer to the origins. I'd be interested to hear if anyone's
Dr. Judi Sanders email: jasanders[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]csupomona.edu
Department of Communication phone: (909) 869-3527
Cal. State Polytechnic U., Pomona fax: (909) 869-4823
3801 W. Temple Blvd. dept: (900) 869-3522
Pomona, CA 91768
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