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

traced it.

Judi Sanders

Dr. Judi Sanders email: jasanders[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

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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