Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Overheard at work

Today has been really interesting here. A non-native English speaker asked a coworker, "sorry, what is a crib?"
The coworker answered, "A crib is where a baby sleeps, or in the black vernacular it’s your home."

"the black vernacular?" is that appropriate?

So we can say 'black vernacular' but anal is off limits? I'm so confused.


Pat D Sez said...

Neither is offensive, really. In fact I'd say black vernacular is the most PC way to say that, unless you said "in urban slang" which is somehow more racist to me.

Blanket said...

i mean, I'm not offended by anything. Except the lyrics to Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" but i feel like 'black vernacular is worse than just plain old "slang."