African American Vernacular English (AAVE), also called African American English, Black English, Black Vernacular, or Black English Vernacular (BEV), is a type variety (dialect, ethnolect and sociolect) of the American English language. It is known colloquially as Ebonics (a portmanteau of "ebony" and "phonics"). With pronunciation that in some respects is common to Southern American English, the variety is spoken by many blacks in the United States. AAVE shares many characteristics with various Creole English dialects spoken by blacks in much of the world. AAVE also has pronunciation, grammatical structures, and vocabulary in common with various West African languages. Ebonics is not merely just the use of urban or "slang" words, but rather it is the manipulation and transformation of the English language (ie, In the sentence "I want to have sex with a chickenhead", a slang word is used, but the speaker is not using ebonics.)
"He workin'."- He is working (right now).
"He been hit dat from last week."- He has already had sex with that(her), since last week.
"I'm finna go get some chicken." I am (or possibly I am considering) going to get chicken.
"I aint doin' nuthin' fo'dat ho."- I am not going to do anything for that whorish woman.
"Don't be tellin' me dat I can't talk good cuz I speak ebonics."- Do not tell me that I am unable to speak well just because I speak ebonics.
A type of slang mostly used by your typical "thuged-out" niggas
Artist: Big L
Album: The Big Picture
Yo, pay attention
And listen real closely how I break this slang shit down
Check it, my weed smoke is my lye
A ki of coke is a pie
When I'm lifted, I'm high
With new clothes on, I'm fly
Cars is whips and sneakers is kicks
Money is chips, movies is flicks
Also, cribs is homes, jacks is pay phones
Cocaine is nose candy, cigarettes is bones
A radio is a box, a razor blade is a ox
Fat diamonds is rocks and jakes is cop
And if you got rubbed, you got stuck
You got shot, you got bucked
And if you got double-crossed, you got fucked
Your bankroll is your poke, a choke hold is a yoke
A kite is a note, a con is a okey doke
And if you got punched that mean you got snuffed
To clean is to buff, a bull scare is a strong bluff
I know you like the way I'm freakin' it
I talk with slang and I'ma never stop speakin' it
Chorus: repeat (2X)
"Speak with criminal slang" -Nas
That's just the way that I talk, yo
"Vocabulary spills, I'm ill" -Nas
A burglary is a jook, a woof's a crook
Mobb Deep already explained the meanin' of shook
If you caught a felony, you caught a F
If you got killed, you got left
If you got the dragon, you got bad breath
If you 730, that mean you crazy
Hit me on the hip means page me
Angel dust is sherm, if you got AIDS, you got the germ
If a chick gave you a disease, then you got burned
Max mean to relax, guns and pistols is gats
Condoms is hats, critters is crac...
About the LAMEST, most pathetic excuse a person could come up with for not bothering to learn even the most basic of semi-proper English.
I don havta' speak no propa English! I speaks ebonics, yo!
A version of english made up of a variety of slang words. Stands for ebony and phonics. Widely spoken among the african american culture.
"Holla holla, my homey!"
"Yo dawg, whats crack-a-lackin'?"
"It's all good up herre in dis hood"
A word coined by wishy washy liberal
buffoons in Oakland
California to describe the dialect of the typical Oakland black person. They made up the word to justify teaching black people how to talk like black people, so the students in Oakland schools would pass at least one course.
It time fo ebonic class. I learnin how to shuck n jive.
Ebony + Phonics = Ebonics
Was once a college course that could be taken but was rid of due to lack of popluarity. Now just a form of slang.
I admire your fashonable running shoes = Drop dem nikes of yo ass before I blast you motha fucker.
words added to the english language when rap ran out of words to rhyme. thus keeping the industry alive. ex. dub, shizzle, etc. the official language of the the mentally challenged.
"fo shizzle izzle ma nizzle"
Characteristic of the speech of uneducated, ghetto-fab
teens who can't be arsed up to speak in intelligible English.
"What's a insult that begins with H?"
"Uh, I can think of one, but it's kind of ebonic..."