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QTPie



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For instance, around you heathens and around my friends, I speak with a more relaxed tongue.

Around my mother or around my office, I'm a little more, ummm, "proper"

I call it two languages. Once I'm comfortable with you, my second language comes out. Laughing

Do you have two languages? Do you code switch?

[b]Or[/b] are you like OHB and just ig'nant 100 % of the time?


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[b]Hell... I probably have 4.

Around my friends here in GA... I'm definitely more relaxed. Probably curse more.

Around my parents and immediate family, you'd probably think I was a true child of God.

At work... it's professional.

When I'm "at home" in the country by the water. Borderline geechie. But that takes a while get re-familiar with the tongue (I have to be in the environment for a few days for it to kick back in).[/b]
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Wasn't this a segment on 20/20 like three years ago. I am not ignant, wanch. Why you fucking with me, today, QT? Why you being so testicular?
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okay QT that was funny.

yes i code switch depending on who im talking to. I though just about all black folks had this skill. I remember having a conversation about this with the minority dean at my college. I was the president of the african american club and needed some funds and furniture for our club room. she was trying to help my young ignant ass compose a letter to request (or beg da man as i put it) the funds. She was the one who named 'it' for me and explained the differences to me. a valuable lesson from a wise woman
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It's not just exclusive to black folks and not every black person has the skill.

We all have friends that make us cringe when they speak. Or others that we perceive to have a stick up their azzes because they never seem to speak in a relaxed tone. Laughing
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yup. dave chappelle said every black person in this country learns to be bilingual. Laughing

i only use my TH's on the end of my words with my mother, at work, or on the phone with the gas company.
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Laughing @ juju -- Why the gas company?

Yeah I have different languages depending on where I am. Other people tell me I sound the same no matter what but I don't think that's true.

Let me find out most of yall are bilingual like my favorite reporter. Laughing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rt4ySnuu6A Laughing Laughing Laughing
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yep I do my relatives try to use the other voice for different things!

and I absorb a language easily when I lived in other areas my langauge adapted to theirs!
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> Do You Speak Differently In Different Environments?

Yes. So does everyone else. Next thread... Razz
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Somewhat, I curse a lot more at home and I hate for anyone to hear me swear at work. I use more slang with my friends cuz I know they will understand.
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Yes - but I'm way too relaxed at work now and occassionally the hood falls out of my mouth.
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I thought we called this "Shifting". Razz
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