Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Jive Talkin'

Justice Department Seeks Ebonics Experts: DEA To Hire Nine “Black English” Linguists

Barbara Billingsley came immediately to mind.


At August 24, 2010 2:10 PM, Blogger cube said...

What is going on with the size of videos recently? They're huge. Anyone know what I can do to resize them?

At August 24, 2010 2:34 PM, Blogger Z said...

Aw shucks, I saw JIVE TALKIN' and thought BEEGEES and got my shoulders already for the walk down the Brooklyn avenue! :-)

To resize look at the html (versus COMPOSE on your blogger NEW POST page) and change the numbers at the beginning and end of the text there to 400 ...all of them to 400...compliments of our buddy Mustang, without whom I couldn't have figured that out!!
I probably am unclear in my description but I'm vocabularily challenged with this stuff..I can DO it but can't well explain it.
Let me know. xx

At August 24, 2010 2:51 PM, Blogger Jan said...

Those are movies i have watched over and over. But that's not important right now and don't call me Shirley.

At August 24, 2010 3:09 PM, Blogger cube said...

Z: Sorry to get your hopes up over the BeeGees and then let you down. This is and always has been called jive and giving it a fancy name such as ebonics doesn't change a thing.

As far as your resizing video advice, it worked like a charm!!!!

Thank you and Mustang.

At August 24, 2010 3:10 PM, Blogger cube said...

Jan: I've always wanted to know... do you like gladiator movies?

At August 24, 2010 4:41 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

REALLY?!? Using the term b*itch and n*gger ever other word is now a language?

I say get Cosby on the phone to straighten this crap out, and NOW.

At August 24, 2010 7:35 PM, Blogger Karen Howes said...

LOL, I love that movie!!

At August 25, 2010 12:38 AM, Blogger Chuck said...

Great connection. I wrote on this too but I like your analogy

At August 25, 2010 12:57 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

lolz funny girly!

At August 25, 2010 10:37 AM, Blogger cube said...

Brooke: The headline was a bit shocking, but when I read the article it became clear that people who understand black slang are needed to translate it for the rest of us.

My complaint is that they gave it a fancy name like ebonics. WTF? It's just lazy english.

At August 25, 2010 10:39 AM, Blogger cube said...

Karen Howes: Me too. Lots of funny stuff.

Chuck: Thank you :-)

WomanHonorThyself: Thank you :-)

At September 01, 2010 7:57 PM, Blogger Josh said...

This is one of my favorite scenes in movie. Of all time.


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