Friday, March 14, 2008

Translations

Translating life in an interracial marriage can be precarious. There are nuances to communication, life, love, etc that you could be completely unaware of. Here are some words and phrases that you may want to be familiar with before you try crossing cultures.

BLACK CULTURE.....WHITE TRANSLATION
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"Come thru"..... "Stop by."

"Off the chain".... "Awesome, incredible."

"Don't sleep on that".... "Don't miss out."

"My Boo".... "My girl/guy"

"Boo boo"... "poop."

"Rock it this way"... "Wear it this way."

"That's tight"... "that looks good."

"Smackin' bellies"..... "making love."

"What's good wit'chu?"... "How are you?"

"Cats be rippin' on 'im"... "People are giving him a hard time."

"Sup Cuz/Playa/Big Pimpin'! "... "Hi there!"

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