For example, you can:
- be in a shampoo commercial
- start a boy band:
- spot some choice booty:
- break into song:
- see some people in frankly offensive outfits:
- attend a metal show:
- listen to some sick jams:
- discover zombieism:
- sample some tasty snacks:
- watch someone get burned bad:
- find something you really like:
- find something you really, really like:
- find something you REALLY REALLY LIKE:
- and wonder if you left the stove on:
why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance
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.
Man, fuck people that try and use grammar to be an asshole racist - what is language? Language is just what humanity uses to communicate. Nothing more, nothing less, that’s what language is used for.
Anon understood the communication, they understood the meaning of the utterance without any problems so why should it fucking matter about exactly how it was said?
Although that being said, just for the sake of linguistic clarity, the deletion of the /r/ sound mentioned is actually kind of off point. The difference between pronouncing that sound lies in whether or not an accent is rhotic (it pronounces the /r/ in ‘car’ and other words after a vowel as rsbenedict said - eg: most of the USA; West Country and Lancashire in the UK) or non-rhotic (does not pronounce the /r/ eg: most British-English accents; stereotypical Boston / Massachusetts accent and many African American accents).
It’s important not to generalise on the whole ‘British’ thing. Rhotic accents are very common in Scotland and Northern Ireland, whereas they are considerably less common in English and Welsh accents. It’s not divided by class so much as geography.
My little brother and I were swimming and my dad walked out and said “it’s trash day tomorrow you know what that means” and my brother looked at me dead in the eyes and said “it’s time for you to go.”
I love and seriously respect that Idina realizes that she’s tweeting to young, impressionable girls that really will believe her when she tells them they are beautiful!