If any man speaks any language it is his language, he is free to do as he pleases with it. That goes double if it is his first tongue.
Is the English language truly the exclusive copyrighted property of us Aryans? The fact is, of the handsomest and usefullest English language neologisms in this last century, way more than half of them we owe to the fertile creative imaginations of our black brothers. In music the preeminence of blacks is even more pronounced; during the twentieth century, blacks, numbering a mere eighth of the population, seem to have invented every new genre of American music - jazz (in a half dozen varieties) and r&b and rock & roll and rap. These people are f*ckin geniuses! At any rate, as they are the great inventors, it is doubly absurd to assert "English is ours, not theirs."
Now as far as being understood, that's a bit of a different matter. I stake construction, and the other day I was discussing a problem with a black guy on the phone at one of our job sites, but his accent was so dense I simply couldn't understand a damn word. I kept on asking him "What? What?!" - how embarassing! My problem, I suppose; I've got a tin ear for their dialect. But I ended up driving over to the site to talk to him face-to-face because, damn it, try as I might, over the phone I just couldn't make out what he was saying.
Yours WDK - WKiernan@concentric.net
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