I cannot believe that this kind of thing has to be said, but here is a quick list of some of the AAVE terms that I see whites using that they need to stop, now. This is just stuff I see on tumblr or in every day life, not necessarily everything that’s AAVE.
• dig/dig it/ you dig
Also, Y’all came from Scots-Irish immigrants in the Southern US, and hella originated in California… neither of these are “AAVE”.
Cultural appropriation is one of the stupidest concepts EVER, partly because of so much colonisation, and so many empires, discoveries of new places, emigration and immigration, cultures are mish-mashed to various extents worldwide.
And to try to prevent this occurring with words, ha. Idiots, words are some of the most easily “stolen” things. Do you wear Pyjamas? Oh, that’s from Persian meaning leg garments. ever look into the sky? That’s a word of Norse origin, what about a bangle? That’s an Indian bracelet.
Even the word language itself is borrowed.
Reminds me of arguing with a Brit on Reddit who tried to dismiss the fact that the British invented the word “soccer” by saying the British invented every word in the English language.
Amber Heard & Johnny Depp at the Texas Film Awards 2014.
I just love that Aladdin gives his food to two kids. Food he went through a whole musical number for.
If this were a real thing, I would be doing it right now.
Huh, that seems like a very useful tutorial. But… Does it work with women? It would be really useful for crossplaying.
Let’s give it a try. Fortunately, I have some spare “Man Soap” with me.
I can’t wait a full minute-!! It tingles too much-!
Huh… A nice stubble. That’s what I get for cleaning too soon…
But I can always try adding a package FULL OF BACON~! I wonder if that will have any effects really…
HOLY MOTHER OF ODIN-
YOU OVERDOSED ON BACON
i love how gatorade doesn’t actually ever get referred to by it’s actual flavors
"the other blue one"