Talking street or gibberish?

“Yo! Did y’all check me when that hottie was all up in my kool-aid? Yeah i was lookin to break off a little somethin’-somethin,’ but my crew gave me the 411 on that skank and she’s all about the bling-bling.” A hilarious quote from Set MacFarlane’s animated tv show Family Guy. Family makes fun of what the youth of today have come to call “street talk” by having Chris say this ridiculous line when asked what he learned at school. Street talk originated in New York and is used as slang between different gang members to hide its actual meanings from the law and other people not associated with the language. It’s basically a different dialect of american English like hispanic being a different dialect from spaniard spanish. If this quote from Chris was translated I believe it would go along the lines of something like this “Did you see that attractive woman talking with me? It was my intention that she and i would go on a date, but my good friends told me she is just a flirtatious woman interested in commodities rather than qualities. Street talk has developed from the English language as many forms of it have developed without our control. Perhaps street may evolve and become the sole English language… could you imagine that? Calling a white person a “cracker” and your dad “pops” and it being socially acceptable? We never really know what turn language will take. I believe new forms of language all with different titles and aspects shall continue to arise and we have no control in the matter.


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