Friday, September 12, 2008

Intro to Memphisian 102

Thought amnesty. u dont have to think - let me entertain u.

Point of order: Ice cream in the background, the Chef, Raekwon of Wutang.

Ok by now yawl done had enough to go on Lamar Terrace and converse with some folk from the cut. But if you wanna blend up South Parkway in between Castalia Heights and Glenview Park, you may require a studier vocabulary so here goes.

1] AM – typically used as a universal pronoun and often precedes “body” or “thang”.

Example: Mane, I wish am body would step up to me jones talking that shit.

2] Ducat - Used to describe money or loot and believe it or not was used in Europe during the slave trade to represent 3.4 oz of gold coinage. Now, I don’t think most of my folk know this but this how me and mine use it.

Example: You got some ducats to put on this weed?

3] Afeared - used to connote the “A” as in the Latin” not or no” and linked toward being horrified. People who use such are typically raw dawg, venerated in their neighborhoods and referenced to not having Kool-Aid for blood.

Example: Jones, mane, bitch azz nigga thank jones afeared of him.

4] Lunchin – when a person aint thinking but still not crazy, just not aware. Really not ruminating to ones fullest potential and can likely get some one shot, hurt or killed.

Example: I dont fuck with Jones mane, he be lunchin’ .

5] Dat popped – in many places they may say high, drunk or fucked up. Folk in Memphis take it beyond the esoteric to described not knowing where you are or what happened. Can lead to fisticuffs or shooting on most occasions. Most cases used in the past tense.

Example: Mane you was dat popped last night.

6] Beenin – refers to how one is adroit in maneuvering a vehicle when driving using only the crease of the wrist to steer the vehicle.

Example: Jones, I was beenin that Cadillac.

7] Earl Campbell - the combination of 3 and 4 when shooting dice. The most desirable point in craps/

So a lil more on how jones her talk and why enjoy and have a great weekend.


Lovebabz said...

I love Memphisian 101 102!

I need a pocket manual!

Lena said...

Pretty soon I'll be tri-lingual.

Have a good weekend yourself!

Pajnstl said...

lol i say ducats from time to time.

Missy said...

I can honestly say I've never heard these. WOW!

Nicki Nicki Tembo said...

Yeah babe, three and four most coveted hit but what with that anxiety disorder my brotha suffers from? Imagine taking that hit, all 232 lbs...not so much. A sistah knows a lil sumptin' sumptin' about sports. I'm being silly, maybe that's a clue that I need to take my butt to bed.

Big Cheekz said...

aye folk. where can i buy that hood dictionary you be usin? i never knew that i was sayin "duckies" wrong all this time. lol

Darius T. Williams said...

Hilarious...I just left Memphis...and you know what - you're right!

Skoolboi Krush said...

What's good, T! I will be mixing these words into vocab every now and then.

princessdominique said...

Stopped by to show some blog love!

Kellybelle said...

informative! I like the way you break it down.

MP said...

Thank you for this lesson. LMFAO!!!


princessdominique said...

Hey Raw we added you to the blogroll...stop by anytime, thanks for the comment, this is going to be a deep discussion!

no_slappz said...

language is colorful.

paisley said...

just tell me there ain't gonna be no test come monday.....

Somebodies Friend said...

I think I'm the one from Memphis, what anxiety disorder are we referring to...........

Good stuff?

MrsGrapevine said...

Thanks, but I think we need a longer list. Most of the time I understand, but sometimes, I need this list for a little help...

Anonymous said...

Ducats, I was familiar with since I use that from time to time myself but the others on the list are new to me.

Have a good weekend!

mrs. mary mack said...

I thought Earl Campbell was a hot link!!!??!LOL

Bombchell said...

wow, lol if i walked in, and only hear "that popped last night" if think of s crazy ass fun club, but now thanks, my idea has changed lol

sista gp said...

when is the pop quiz, professor?

KELSO'S NUTS said...

"Ducat" pronounced "Duckett" (as in Nurse Duckett of CATCH-22) I'm guessing. Ducats is a cross-over into "Runyonics" like "Fade" meaning "To Oppose."

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

wit til the honors course

yes indeed and thanks hon, back at ya

cause u country too

sheltered life lol

Nicki Nicki Tembo
i see so where u from jones?

Big Cheekz
we aint hood we country

Darius T. Williams
i know u ate, drank and chiefed good there lol

Skoolboi Krush
cant wait to kick it with u again folk

y thank u scholar

thanks folks, im flattered hope u feeling better

will do folk

yes indeed

not yet but soon

Somebodies Friend
Thanks jones tried to hit yo blog - private what u hiding jones

its coming sister

i cant spell sister, im a writer not a speller

mrs. mary mack

u silly girl, see u been in them streets and aint stop by the shop, and what i do, u took me off yo roll folk

sista gp
coming after 402, believe that

u are from mempis lol

RiPPa said...

I've been in Memphis a little over 2yrs now, and I'm still trynna figure it out.

Thanks for the lesson family.

P_LOCA said...

OMG you are too goood...thank you for the memphis 102 :)
cause when you say the "dat propped" I was lost for a second lol I thought you dissed me lol....but thank you for the clarification :)
you're always there to make things clear!

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