Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 13:48:38 -0800

From: Judi Sanders jasanders[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CSUPOMONA.EDU

Subject: Re: "it's all good"

At 04:27 PM 11/2/97 -0500, STEVE ALLEN NOLDEN wrote:

Why does everything have to originate from AAVE or "Black Talk?"

Perhaps I should make my conclusions more explicit. At this point, I would doubt that "it's all

good" does originate from AAVE since it is not listed in reference works describing the lexicon

and since it has been found on university campuses across the

country that are not HBCUs nor primarily populated by African American students. None of

these data are conclusive one way or the other . . . just tracks.

I think people often assume that the sources of slang are AAVE because AAVE has contributed

to slang -- especially among youths. Actually, to me, it sounds like the kind of phrase my Texas

grandmother would have used . . . but I don't actually recall her

using it.

Judi Sanders

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