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buzzfeed history of american slang

How many times have we seen white people “Columbusing” what we do? So many things have been “started” by white people this year [insert sarcasm here] like, wearing Timbs, cornrows, gelled down baby hairs, and having big butts.

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This Buzzfeed video shows how a simple word can shift from black culture into the mainstream and end up not even meaning its original context, like a game of telephone. It’s incredibly accurate and a little nauseating at the same damn time. Watch “The History of American Slang” below.

 

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