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
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