Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 12:50:34 EST

From: Billy Hamilton wjhami01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOREHEAD-ST.EDU

Subject: Re: "it's all good"

I don't know about all this black talk vs. white talk stuff. I have heard

this phrase mainly from white males. I have never heard it in the context

of an apology though. Every time I've ever heard it, it has been in a

sexual\dating context. As in: "I don't want to date her because I don't

find her attractive." reply: "Oh, but man, it's all good." In my

experience, this is used often by white males who are labeled, in this

area at least, as "hicks" or "rednecks."

Billy Hamilton