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-You know what "no hometraining" means.

-You've told your mother you had a headache and her remedy was to take a crap or some Robitussin.

-You were always able to find a Jet, Ebony, or Essence somewhere around the home.

-You've fallen asleep in your mother's lap while getting your hair canerowed, woke up, fell back asleep, and woke up again and she still wasn't finished (for the ladies).

-You knew about the controversy of the barbershop/beauty shop dialogue way before "Barbershop" or "Beauty Shop" came out.

-Many of the people you grew up calling your aunty, uncle, cousin, sister, or brother have no blood relation to you at all.

-You've never been to a family reunion where a Black Muslim Garveyite didn't have a verbal duke out with a self-hating Uncle Ruckus.

-You have the tendency to describe people's complexions in terms of food.

-Your family had Sunday dinners.

-OJ taught you that Black or White doesn't matter. . .So long as you've got green.

-You've been given the Sunday choice of going to church or watch the preachers on tv and you go to church only to be stuck behind the lady with the flamboyant church hat.

-You've been told to stop crying before you got something to cry about.

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-Your parents whoop your behind if you waste food.

-You think that sugar on toast is good eating.

-Catfish is a popular meat at your barbeques.

-Your parents told you to not even THINK about asking for toys when you go shopping with them.

-Back-sassing a parent is the last thing in your mind.

-You see your community as part of your extended family.

-"Shrimp" is "skrimp", "teeth" is "teef" and "everything" is "ervrythang".

-Your barbers or hairdressers are your friends.

-You know ladies who wear big hats to church that you can't see over when sitting down.

-Robitussin is a panacea.

-Food with too little spice is simply unbearable.

-You hit a bully with a sock filled with soap bars.

-You got baths in the sink as a baby.

-You were told "I'll get mine and forget everyone else" is a terrible mindset.


....Wait, maybe I'm describing being SOUTHERN Black. Razz
quote:
Originally posted by Empty Purnata:
-Your parents whoop your behind if you waste food.

-You think that sugar on toast is good eating.

-Catfish is a popular meat at your barbeques.

-Your parents told you to not even THINK about asking for toys when you go shopping with them.

-Back-sassing a parent is the last thing in your mind.

-You see your community as part of your extended family.

-"Shrimp" is "skrimp", "teeth" is "teef" and "everything" is "ervrythang".

-Your barbers or hairdressers are your friends.

-You know ladies who wear big hats to church that you can't see over when sitting down.

-Robitussin is a panacea.

-Food with too little spice is simply unbearable.

-You hit a bully with a sock filled with soap bars.

-You got baths in the sink as a baby.

-You were told "I'll get mine and forget everyone else" is a terrible mindset.


....Wait, maybe I'm describing being SOUTHERN Black. Razz



Be shkrong brother EP...
quote:
Originally posted by HonestBrother:
quote:
Originally posted by Empty Purnata:
-Your parents whoop your behind if you waste food.

-You think that sugar on toast is good eating.

-Catfish is a popular meat at your barbeques.

-Your parents told you to not even THINK about asking for toys when you go shopping with them.

-Back-sassing a parent is the last thing in your mind.

-You see your community as part of your extended family.

-"Shrimp" is "skrimp", "teeth" is "teef" and "everything" is "ervrythang".

-Your barbers or hairdressers are your friends.

-You know ladies who wear big hats to church that you can't see over when sitting down.

-Robitussin is a panacea.

-Food with too little spice is simply unbearable.

-You hit a bully with a sock filled with soap bars.

-You got baths in the sink as a baby.

-You were told "I'll get mine and forget everyone else" is a terrible mindset.


....Wait, maybe I'm describing being SOUTHERN Black. Razz



Be shkrong brother EP...


Sho you right brother Honest, I'll keep on wi' all mah skrenth. Smile
-As an adult, you still look over your shoulder when you know you're doin' wrong...

-You know about 10,000 "yo' mama" jokes...

-When you say "bad" you really mean good...

-The word pronounced "fat" has more than one meaning...

-Shit talkin' is an art form...

-Kool aid was the only "sports drink" you knew...

-When your white friends talked to their parents, you ducked...

-Your dad had the uncanny ability to wake up just as you were changing the channel and yell "I was watchin' that!" - no matter how quiet you were...

-As an adult, your parents deny ever spanking you...

-You feared your friends parents as much as you did your own...
Peace...

You know how to drive a car with no brakes, or lights..Or windshield wipers...

You put hot sauce on everything including macaroni and cheese.

You compulsively barbecue when the warm weather arrives...

For men, you go silent when wide hips, a round backside, small waist goes by...The silence remains until the woman is entirely gone from view...After which you grimace, and say something like "God damn!!"...

when someone makes something good to eat, you start saying things like "You put yo foot in this"

If you hear your jam you dance despite the location..You could be in the bank, and you would lean and rock with it...(slightly)

You know about forty eight variations of hand shakes...and you can perform the black combination without training..You know the one which starts by locking thumbs, and then a series of other moves...

You can make seventy dishes, including spaghetti with ramen noodles.

You can speak some jail talk...Fo shizzle..

You would not be shocked if someone passing in a car shouted out your name without stopping the vehicle...and then you compulsively shout back "Whaddup"

You know the 300 variations of usage for the "MF" word..and the "B" word..

You make up lies to tell the police before ever being stopped.

You almost starve to death from December 26 to March due to your families Christmas shopping debt.



Kai
If you are dark with kinky hair you know the smell of hair being straightened....

You know what cod liver oil taste like...

oohh un hun is an appropriate response to something you don't like...


"switch" is not something a gay man does... it is something that hurts like heck...

and you know how to pick one...

you knew how to move your behind to the beat before it became popular...

sucking your teeth in front of adults ....
ummm... bet not happen...

"good hair and bad hair"

in the summer time you did not WANT to get a tan....

tremendously loud bass is an acquired musical delicacy.. *ahem*


*erm* maybe this is just the South ...

lol



Peace,
V
You know you were raised black when fried chicken and watermelon are ACTUALLY FOODS YOU LIKE....

and you don't care about the stereotype... lol..

If you are a little bit older and grew up watching Good Times... you grieved when James Evans died... for real...

If you are a man... you think a woman with no rear is an oddity in nature....


V
your momma told you to put vaseline on your legs because "it's just like lotion".

Dessert choices were sweet potato pie or pound cake.

you were warned not to drink coffe because it made you black.

Your momma's momma was "Big Mama" and Your dad's momma was "Muh Dea"

you pronounce AUNT like UNTEE, not ANT

you could buy frozen koolaid pops and faygo sodas from the back door of an old lady in your neighborhood
Okay.... I came to peek in... and this just made me laugh out loud!!!! I see you're from Georgia... That's why I wonder whether some of these experiences are unique to the South.....


quote:
Originally posted by negrospiritual:
you were warned not to drink coffe because it made you black.


OMG... Or how about if you take a really really really hot shower.... your skin will lighten...

good lawd...

quote:
Your momma's momma was "Big Mama" and Your dad's momma was "Muh Dea"


My grandmother is "Big Momma".... my grandfather's name is "GrandPoppa"


Oh.. You Know You Were Raised Black When:

Braiding your hair meant "the entire head"...

not a well coifed chignon...



Peace,
Virtue
Accents in music on '1' and '3' makes your skin crawl as you wonder who the 'white' group is.

You KNOW 'Charlie' is your enemy.

You know 'ofay' is an alert as is 'grey'.

AND...'hard heads' means males like you.

AND...'bruh' is spoken by an African American until that is the European guys 'pick it up' and start to use it to show they are 'down', or better 'just one of the guys'.

As is likely for the person who says 'Don't start ta lying'.

You reached puberty 1973.

AND...you know what a dashiki is.

And...Hai Karahta, is it Karahti?

PEACE

Jim Chester
--Your mother made you climb the tree and pick
the switch you got whipped with

-- "Light bulb" is pronounced "lite bug"

-- The smell of burning hair and grease brings
back memories of childhood

-- You used to buy sweets from a "candy house"
in your apartment complex, which was just
some woman selling junk from her apartment

-- This candy consists of kool-aid, pixie
sticks, and now-and-laters

-- You drank a sugar/colored water concoction
known as "orange drink" and actually thought
it was orange juice.
-Your parents speak in proverbs.

-Getting your hair done is a social occasion.

-You have that one relative who can't pronounce anyone's name right. Extra credit if some of the names that can't be pronounced is their children's.

-You know real Benita Butrells. "I ain't one to gossip, so you didn't hear it from me."

-Your mama can make a dollar out of $0.50.

-Old people use terms I'll never read in a book or hear on tv, yet everyone knows what they mean.

quote:
Originally posted by virtue:
That's why I wonder whether some of these experiences are unique to the South.


Ha. Either they are or I gotta start questioning my lineage. Razz
Man, that switch one and saturday cleaning bring back memories. (Also, I remember gettin beat by my best friend's granddad for breaking somethin in his house and then gettin another when I got home) How about:
-if you happen to stay out at a hotel or someplace, your mother insists you clean the place like the housekeeping staff before you check out
-when someone says jerry curl and flat top to you, you wince from the bad memories
-when "I got indian in my family" or "my great grandmama was cherokee" is a cliche you've heard many times before.
-the year is 199x-2xxx, and you still see people pushin Oldsmobile Cutlasses from the 80's.

On a side note, I'm tempted to believe black people from the west and east are two different breeds. Some of the stuff those cats do and say out in Cali and Nevada is just plain strange.

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