Monday, August 31, 2009

Ebonics to Bougie Translation Guide


You know what, young ‘uns – ya’ll aint said nuthin’ but a word. Unfortunately, some of the things you say… those of us born before 1985 do not comprehend. I’ve received scores of emails asking me to define “stuff”. I am not an Ebonics dictionary people but since I referred you to some younghead sites, I guess I’m responsible. Below, a tongue in cheek look at what some of these words and phrases mean:

Here ends my ebonics translation. Some words I did not include because they are self-defining such as B*tchassedness and Bullshiggity. J Now do not go out there trying this all at once: Saw this 5-star chick I used to smash out in the spot all flagrant with her stuntin', I had to put her pause like WDDDA? Cuz that's how I do, ninja! Hold yourself back. All of these will be played out by the time you use them correctly, anyway. Please feel free to share any that I missed (or correct any I got wrong - I can't keep up).

13 comments:

Reads4Pleasure said...

You left out the infamous o_O (side eye)previously known as "looking at you sideways" or "what the hell??"

Shawnta` said...

Great post! Very funny...love the translations; they'll come in handy for some people.

Ms. Wooden Shoes said...

Girl you'd better watch out! Fluency in Ebonics could cost you your Bougie card. :-0

BlackestBerry said...

I know you meant this as a joke but why are me and hubby printing it out? Our youngest son called him ninja last week. We looked at each other like... is that a good thing?!

Lacey M said...

BWAHAHA to this list! The uptight translations are on point.

Jane Knows Jane said...

Girl, call Google and get them to add Ebonics to their translate tool!

True2me said...

LMAO..if you made this.you had time on your hands..but its worth it and very funny LMAO..

some of the slang I didnt even know

HOLLA (lmao)

uglyblackjohn said...

Damn... now THAT'S funny.
Being down here in the country - it gets much worse (Country Ebonics?).

Andrea said...

Great post! My fave new website. Love the blog.

natural nubian said...

i'm soooooo sharing this with my corporate america coworkers.

chrissibelle said...

WDDDA!! That's a new one to me...I feel old now thanks!

Guest said...

LOL. great post. i was a teen in the 80's. we've been sayin' jawn in my town since the early 80s. my kids even say it. i guess it will never go out of style. LOL

nina said...

funny, but you know the LMAO and ROTFLMAO arent actually ebonics.

i read a LOT online so all of the new terms are familiar to me, but i've never actually spoken any of them.but I LOVE LOVE LOVE our creativity with language, its amazing!

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