At its most literal level, Ebonics simply means 'black speech' (a blend of the words ebony 'black' and phonics 'sounds'). The term was created in 1973 by a group of black scholars who disliked the negative connotations of terms like 'Nonstandard Negro English' that had been coined in the 1960s when the first modern large-scale linguistic studies of African American speech-communities began.

The fact is that most of the vocabulary of Ebonics is from English and that much of its pronunciation (e.g. pronouncing final 'th' as 'f') and grammar (e.g. double negatives, "I don't want none") could have come from the nonstandard dialects of English (WHITE!) indentured servants and other workers with whom African slaves interacted.

Southern Caucasian speech has been referred to as Whibonics (White Ebonics).

Just to emphasize its English origins, I'll point to the fact that most of the vocabulary of Ebonics is from English and that much of its pronunciation (e.g. pronouncing final th as f) and grammar (e.g. double negatives, "I don't want none") could have come from the nonstandard dialects of English indentured servants and other workers with whom African slaves interacted.
African American Ebonics:
Fo Sho (For Sure) / Wuddup or Wassup (What's Up), etc.

Caucasian Ebonics:
Get the Caah (Car) Boston / Who dat deah (Who's that There) / I like to had a heart attack (I likened to have had a heart attack), etc.
#ebonics #slang #whibonics #white-ebonics #language
by H8IGNORANCE October 11, 2014
A dialect of the English language that is used by individuals that, have difficulty pronouncing certain words, and/or, form a sentence using shortened words with improper verbs. Typically used by low class people but with no relation to wealth. Not a slang.

Has a relation to poor education but leans more towards laziness, if educated. Can be viewed upon as a quick way of making a statement. Became popular in the late 70's and early 80's by poorly educated people that touted an "accept me for me" type attitude.
Christy and me is goin to da sto, you be want'n somin. Nah, I done ate already but let me aks Ricky.

Tanya could you please stop using ebonics.
#monkey talk #hood #ghetto #southern #slang
by Schwinger March 10, 2006
The usage of ghetto slang via social networks (Facebook, Myspace, AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ect.)
Most often used by people who can write properly but choose not to.
Examples of E-Bonics could be described by using total improper spelling, overusage of capitalization or punctuation, replacing letters with numbers or characters, using confusing abbreviations and most infamously the pound symbol and a short quote.
Examples of E-Bonics:

"@y mAyn3 d15 1$H b3en b0th3r1n Me a1l day"

"WATCHU BEN ON"

"SMH #ohsodamndisappointed"
#ignorant #ghetto #slang #internet #foolish #lame
by YoduhTruffIsHurr December 21, 2011
Ghetto and black.
"Dude, that chick is so ebonic!"
"I know, I can see her weave tracks."
#ghetto #black #ebony #weave #tracks
by EbonicDude September 29, 2011
A form of mental retardation characterised by inability to grasp the basics of human language.
Ebonicised person: "Fo shizzle dawg, ho be shakin thad ass."

Normal black person: "No, don't stare, Leroy. It's not their fault they can't conjugate verbs. It's the ebonics, dear."
#language #black #thug #gangsta #retard
by Pipe Downn August 08, 2009
The result of Uneducated, Ignorant mothers, Giving birth to bastardly children, being raised by on welfare, And alcohol.
Shiniqa yells to her 5year old son, Tyrone, "Get yo ass ova here mofo," Where my belt at? Ebonics Is Ignorance YO
#shiniqa #yo #40 #bastard #ass
by Yard Bird in your mofo yard February 13, 2010
The way black people talk.
Fuck dem phonics, I'm hooked on ... ebonics!
#ebonics #black #talk #language #ethnic
by Plooper September 02, 2006
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