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Old 02-04-2009, 06:16 PM
 
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Yes ebonics has, but an ebonics accent, there is no such thing. You either speak ebonics or you don't there is no "accent". Obama speaks very well. Here ya go, in case you are confused about what real ebonics is:


YouTube - Ebonics aka Jive Conversation Translated

What you can't find anything better to pick at!
Yes, there actually is an "accent" that people descended from Africans have. African languages are among the languages where the intonation of a word can change its meaning, so naturally this is something that's culturally inherited.

Studies show you can tell the average Black person on the phone no matter what grammar and vocabulary used. Of course, you can always change that speaking style, which Obama can and has done.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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ive never noticed an accent in obamas speech. i will listen now.

and if he does have one...
then its fair game. except to classify it as ebonics is quite ignorant.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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Originally Posted by jenn02674 View Post
Yes ebonics has, but an ebonics accent, there is no such thing. You either speak ebonics or you don't there is no "accent". Obama speaks very well. Here ya go, in case you are confused about what real ebonics is:


YouTube - Ebonics aka Jive Conversation Translated

What you can't find anything better to pick at!
Remember the classic scene in "Airplane" (1980)?. Plane is ready to take off. Two very TALL athlete-looking black guys apparently get into an argument in their adjoining seats. Young stewardess looks worried...fellow passenger Barbara Billingsley (stereotypical "white suburban housewife"..played the mother in 'Leave it to Beaver')....flags down the flight attendant; offers "Excuse me, miss; may I help? I speak 'Jive'"...Billingsley then leans over to the two guys, converses briefly with them in 'jive'..they smile and relax...stewardess is relieved and grateful...plane is now free to take off.

HILARIOUS stuff....and no, it didn't sound REMOTELY like Obama..
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: East Chicago, IN
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So a black guy speaks in slang, he gets cut down. He speaks well, aka like a "white person", he gets cut down.

Geez, and you wonder why people have identity crises.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Speaking of accent... this guy has done an exceptional job (the video is funny to boot... my be not to those still in Bush camp). SNL could use him.

That is freaking HILARIOUS! Thanks for sharing, and he SHOULD be on SNL!
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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So a black guy speaks in slang, he gets cut down. He speaks well, aka like a "white person", he gets cut down.

Geez, and you wonder why people have identity crises.

I'm with ya tb400. It seems to be a no win situation... Hopefully things will change for the better.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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Remember the classic scene in "Airplane" (1980)?. Plane is ready to take off. Two very TALL athlete-looking black guys apparently get into an argument in their adjoining seats. Young stewardess looks worried...fellow passenger Barbara Billingsley (stereotypical "white suburban housewife"..played the mother in 'Leave it to Beaver')....flags down the flight attendant; offers "Excuse me, miss; may I help? I speak 'Jive'"...Billingsley then leans over to the two guys, converses briefly with them in 'jive'..they smile and relax...stewardess is relieved and grateful...plane is now free to take off.

HILARIOUS stuff....and no, it didn't sound REMOTELY like Obama..
I know exactly what you are talking about and it was HIlarious! Nothing like Obama though and I'm sticking to it!
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Speaking of accent... this guy has done an exceptional job (the video is funny to boot... my be not to those still in Bush camp). SNL could use him.
Bwahahahaha!
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:06 PM
 
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Speaking of accent... this guy has done an exceptional job (the video is funny to boot... my be not to those still in Bush camp). SNL could use him.
This guy has a bright future impersonating the President!
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:59 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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Remember the classic scene in "Airplane" (1980)?. Plane is ready to take off. Two very TALL athlete-looking black guys apparently get into an argument in their adjoining seats. Young stewardess looks worried...fellow passenger Barbara Billingsley (stereotypical "white suburban housewife"..played the mother in 'Leave it to Beaver')....flags down the flight attendant; offers "Excuse me, miss; may I help? I speak 'Jive'"...Billingsley then leans over to the two guys, converses briefly with them in 'jive'..they smile and relax...stewardess is relieved and grateful...plane is now free to take off.

HILARIOUS stuff....and no, it didn't sound REMOTELY like Obama..
That's one of my favorite scenes & here it is for your viewing pleasure
YouTube - Airplane! - "Oh stewardess, I speak jive"
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