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Ebonics, O' Bonics, Paisonics

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Fri, 28 Mar 1997 09:45:01 -0500

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Top o' the mornin' to ya Donna et al ! I had to laugh at your post
because it reminded me of a funny long distance phone conversation I had
with my brother about a month ago, who lives in the Boston area. He
really set me up... he asked me what I thought about Ebonics, and I went
into this long deliberation about the conversations posted on artsednet
about this subject. He said quite seriously that up 'North' they were
considering 'Paisonics'. After a pause, I knew he was kidding , "Yo
Vinnie wha do you think?...Is this a goood ide or wha?"
Quite seriously though, my father and grandparents experienced firsthand
these same barriers of language 60-70 years ago. My father tells me
stories about how they were not permitted to speak italian at school,
and at home they only spoke in italian. My father did not teach us
italian because he wanted us to be Americans.

Ciao Belli!

Yours in Art & Life,
Betti L.

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