December 18, 1996

On December 18, 1996, the Oakland, California school board passed a resolution that officially declared “Ebonics” a language or dialect. The speakers and proponents of Esperanto scoffed and said, “Give it a year or two and see if it lasts.” It didn’t. Redneck-a-bonics and Whitetrashabonics didn’t gain much traction either. Git-er-done and Cash Me Outside will also die the death they both need.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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