noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
Where Did African American Vernacular English Come From?AAVE is unfairly stigmatized and sometimes labeled "bad English." But, the grammar is actually as complex as Standard American English (SAE), possibly even more so, and with different rules.
Why Do We Call Them Berries?The berry family is a linguistic invention particular to Germanic languages, like English. Other languages, like Spanish and French, do not combine the wide, diverse berry family into one group, but rather have very different words for blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
This term makes reference to the stereotype that black people love to eat watermelon.
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