Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 21:30:25 -0500

From: "Jeutonne P. Brewer" jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAMLET.UNCG.EDU

Subject: Re: "it's all good"

The phrase can, of course, come from any one of a number of

sources. Everything doesn't originate from AAVE--or from any

other single source. As someone state, these are just tracks

or guesses about where to look.


On Sun, 2 Nov 1997, STEVE ALLEN NOLDEN wrote:

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

Some phrases or sayings are just that, not because they originated from

black people, but just sayings. Damn!, why cant it come from "White

talk" and what exactly would white talk be? I'm not trying to offend

anybody its just that this "black talk" issue is kind of touchy for me.


Jeutonne P. Brewer, Associate Professor

Department of English

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, NC 27412

email: jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]