View Full Version : I was just thinking....

04-16-2009, 12:27 PM
The other day on this forum, it was asked why people who use ebonics swap the 'er' sound at the end of words with an 'a', and it just dawned on me looking at the thread titled "Thrilla in Manilla", that Muhammad Ali is probably the most influential person in the spreading ebonics all time. He was most likely the first black man to show his face on TV to millions of people, who wasn't an uncle Tom, and his words influenced millions of people, so much so, a new language was created.

I'm I jive talking or what here?

04-16-2009, 12:29 PM
I guess if you want to get technical, Ali probably invented rap music too.

04-16-2009, 01:54 PM
^^Na, people have been rhyming since trees existed. And there have been other "niggas" before him who weren't the sterotypical Uncle Tom.

Chuck Berry and a couple more rock n' rollers were on TV.

So was Jackie Robinson.

Ali was always a cocky ass mutha fucka too. I've never liked that guy.

Uncle Steezo
04-17-2009, 04:21 AM