Ebonics is the language of African-American Ancestry, struggle, pain, intelligence, love, mercy, understanding, survival, resistance, and enjoyment. Ebonics, represents that warm place in the hearts of many of us African-Americans, when we think about our Ancestors, who could not speak nor understand English, but struggled to speak a language they were not taught formally for hundreds of years. Ebonics allows us to connect with our Ancestors through language. Ebonics is a language that is celebrated, enjoyed, and spoken intentionally by me, because it is easy on my tongue, fun, creative, and saves time. I 'respect' Standard English, but I 'LOVE' Ebonics and Slang, because they are a part of me - a decent and meaningful part of MY history, My culture, and MY family. My Ancestors spoke Ebonics while they cried in pain, but now, I can speak Ebonics while I smile with joy.
Standard English Example:
Question: What do you need to do?
Answer: I need to take the time, to gather the information, and then double check it, to see if I am correct in my facts; Then I have to package it and take it to the Post Office, so that I can get it insured, to make sure I don't lose my valuable work.

Ebonics Example:
Question: What cha' gawn do?
Answer: Lawd ha' murcy! I nee' ta git dis stuff togetha
and take it ta da Post office, and git me some insurance!
by Saboorah June 27, 2009
A type of slang mostly used by your typical "thuged-out" niggas
Artist: Big L
Album: The Big Picture
Song: Ebonics


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

Yo, yo
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 cracks
The food you eat is your grub
A victim's a mark
A sweat box is a small club, your tick is your heart
Your apartment is your pad
Your old man is your dad
The studio is the lab and heated is mad
I know you like the way I'm freakin' it
I talk with slang and I'ma never stop speakin' it

Chorus (2X)

The iron horse is the train and champaign is bubbly
A deuce is a honey that's ugly
If your girl is fine, she's a dime
A suit is a fine, jewelry is shine
If you in love, that mean you blind
Genuine is real, a face card is a hundred dollar bill
A very hard, long stare is a grill
If you sneakin' to go see a girl, that mean you creepin'
Smilin' is cheesin', bleedin' is leakin'
Beggin is bummin, if you nuttin you comin
Takin' orders is sunnin', an ounce of coke is a onion
A hotel's a telly, a cell phone's a celly
Jealous is jelly, your food box is your belly
To guerrilla mean to use physical force
You took a L, you took a loss
To show off mean floss, uh
I know you like the way I'm freakin' it
I talk with slang and I'ma never stop speakin' it

Chorus (2X)

Yeah, yeah
One love to my big brother, Big Lee
Holdin' it down
Yeah, Flamboyant for life
Yeah yeah, Flamboyant for life
by Ass August 13, 2004
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"
"Tight!"
by Amber April 03, 2003
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.
by Joao Bufamarillo May 14, 2005
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.
by SillyChuckWilly January 22, 2005
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"
by pickledspork July 07, 2005
From Monty Python's Ebonics language lesson...
(classical music plays)
And now, todays Ebonic Language lesson...

"Meeting Girls!"

1."My,you're a lovely young lady..."

"DA--, bit--, youz a fine muther f-er"

DA--, bit--, yous a fine mother f-er(*ding*)

2."Let's go for a ride, shall we?..."

hey baby, lets jump in my lo-rider, and lets rotate these tires!

Hey baby, lets jump in my low-rider, and lets rotate these tires... (*ding*)


3."You are beutiful.I would like to make love to you..."

Da--bi--, u'r stupa fly,let me pull up to your bumper and smack that monkey!

Da--bi--, your stupa fly,let me pull up to your bumper and smack that monkey...

4."Greeting old friends..."

Hello, sir

Whad~up?... dawg!

Whadup... dawg(*ding*)

5.May I borrow some money ?

hey, let me hold some me n's, i will hit you back on the first , my brother.

Hey, let me hold some me n's, I will hit you back on the first, my brother.(*ding*)

6.You dont have it? Thanks anyway...

F--- YOU!

F---you.(*ding*)

7. Making new friends...

Hello, sir...

WhadUP!

WhadUP.(*ding*)

8. I admire your fashionable running shoes...

Drop dem nikes off yo ass befo i blast u muther f-er!

Drop them nikes off yo ass before i blast you mother f-er.(*ding*)

I used to be a stuck-up white boy fake in the funk... bump that, I aint no bull---- to the front street no more, thanks to the wake-up crew's Ebonics Language Lesson

Available in a hood near you...
by Russell Duce January 30, 2005
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..."
by MissionDoll May 10, 2005

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