Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 10:03:04 -0400 From: Carol Andrus Subject: Re: The Lords Prayer/Ebonics I got this from a friend this morning, not in ADS, but I thought some of you might find this interesting. By the way, there is an African-American Bible, pub. by African-American Family Press 1993, that goes (In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth, and the Earth was without form and void): Now when the Almighty was first down with His program, He made the Heavens and the earth. The earth was a fashion misfit, being so uncool and dark... --------------------- Forwarded message: From: maryanneraphael[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (maryanne j raphae) To: CLAndrus[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Date: 97-10-07 16:25:34 EDT --------- Begin forwarded message ---------- From: tomepatterson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (Thomas E Patterson) To: maryanneraphael[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Subject: The Lords Prayer/Ebonics Date: Sat, 25 Jan 1997 16:42:43 PST Message-ID: <19970125.164244.6782.0.tomepatterson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]> No doubt some Bible societies will feel compelled to publish a new translation of the Holy Scriptures in the newly discovered language of Ebonics. Here's a head start for them. EBONICS ENGLISH Big Daddy's Rap The Lord's Prayer Yo, Bid Daddy upstairs, Our Father, who art in heaven You be chillin' Hallowed be thy name So be yo hood Thy Kingdom come You be sayin' it, I be doin' it Thy will be done In this here hood and yo's On earth as it is in heaven Gimme some eats Give us this day our daily bread And cut me some slack, Blood And forgive us our trespasses Sos I be doin' it to dem dat diss me As we forgive those who trespass against us don't be pushing me into no jive And lead us not into temptation and keep dem Crips away But deliver us from evil 'Cause you always be da Man For thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Aaa-men Amen --------- End forwarded message ----------