Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 21:30:25 -0500 From: "Jeutonne P. Brewer" 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. Jeutonne 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] URL: ***********************************************