Linguistics 102

Bawlmerese is not enough to get you around Baltimore. After all, Baltimore is a very culturally diverse city. To round out your Linguistical skills, you must learn Ebonics. Here's a little to get you started on EBONICS!

Ebonics: Damn- that shit is DOPE!
English: That is a wonderful concept/object/action.

Ebonics: I can't FADE that!
English: I am unable to handle this at this time.

Ebonics: Shante ain't HAVIN' it!
English: This is not something that Shante will allow to occur..

Ebonics: Homey- Boo was dropping PHAT beats.
English: Our friend Boo was playing some wonderful music.

Ebonics: YO!- Let me GAFFLE that BLUNT!
English: Might I be able to indulge in your marijuana cigarette?

Ebonics: JIMMY was on and I was HITTIN' it!
English: I had in my posession a condom, which was used in my engagement of sexual activity.

Ebonics: What's up? Why you ALL UP IN my shit!?!
English: Please sir/madam- stay out of my affairs.

Ebonics: She is HELLA' CLOWIN' you HOMEY!
English: The woman is creatively informing you that her interest in dating you is non-existant at this time.

Ebonics: Woooooo- Renaldo was PITCHIN' STRAIGHT GAME to baby-doll, and it was SMOOOOOOOVE!
English: Renaldo was creatively inquiring as to the marital status of the female, with the intention of asking her on a date.

Ebonics: STEP OFF Cool- before I bust PHAT CAPS in your Ass with my NEENER...
English: It would be beneficial to your physical state to leave this area, as I will soon be encouraged by your disrespect towards me to shoot bullets into your fanny with my 9mm pistola.

Ebonics: Why is 5-OH always BUGGIN'!?!
English: Why are the police officers always worried?

Ebonics: Friday night- COLD CHILLIN' with a 40 and a BLUNT.
English: It is Friday eve, and I am leisurely enjoying a forty ounce bottle of malt liquor and a marijuana cigarette.


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