But honestly…. Look at this mess
not you calling it a mess when you organized it so neatly and wanted to show everything RIP
you a bitch
It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.
So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.
What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.
In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.
omg we’re watching Tiny Furniture (Directed by Lena Dunham) in like two weeks in my Film Criticism class and I just watched it like a few days ago that’s so cool when shit like that happens!!!
is Fergie white i dont know
"Her ancestry includes Irish, Scottish, English, Mexican (from a great-grandmother) and Native American descent" She’s white
bro you look so cute right now dude. dude you are so fucking adorable
i always have this weird feeling like im gonna get a boyfriend at the beginning of the school year and we’ll meet through this serendipitous encounter like we bumped into each other with our textbooks and he picks up mine and i pick up his but honestly all the television shows fucking lied to me this doesn’t ever happen