Black People : Put Your Dictionaries Down, Vol 1: "B" does not mean female dog.

skuderjaymes

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So stop staying that! Almost noone refers to female dogs as "Bitc#es". The dictionary does not control meaning.. context and usage does. And in 2013, the word "B" does not mean "female dog". Language is alive and cannot be contained in any book. Everything on the page is a snapshot of a moment in time. Language constantly changes.. and it actually takes a gargantuan effort to hold it in place for any period of time.

The word Bitc# just means "a mean or lowdown woman." It's meaning is completely associated with a certain kind of behavior.. and when used in the relative way that black people often use language, it expresses a diminished opinion of ones character. When used in reference to men, it represents a doubly diminished opinion of character through the association with so-called "unmanly" behavior.

There is quite a bit of subverted language in African American circles.. "Bad" meaning "Good" is one of the clearest examples. And what I've seen.. very generally speaking.. is.. the further the people feel from the mainstream society, the more likely they are to use subverted language. Said another way: when you're living upside down, right-side-language don't make much sense. And so.. "dam#.. I love this sh##.." and.. "that bitc# was bad.." become positive relative expressions.

Of course.. the words alone do not contain the full meaning; the final determination really depends on Tone.. Physicality.. and finally.. Context.
 

Angela22

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Just because a word changes doesn't mean you can't use it's original meaning to understand better why it is/was used in certain instances. I didn't even know the word "b" was for female dogs until I heard my paw paw use it for his dog as a child; when I learned that, I started understanding better why it was used for women and how the word transformed. I would read in old texts and see how while it was still meant a low women, it wasn't the same kind of low as today; then it seemed more for societal status, but now, regardless of that status men, use it when they think a woman's attitude ain't right.

Plus, how everyone takes a word is different when applied to themselves. Female dogs come to mind for me because I know that's where the title started; if a person thinks I'm worthy to share such a title, then I don't want to be involved with that person.
 

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So stop staying that! Almost noone refers to female dogs as "Bitc#es". The dictionary does not control meaning.. context and usage does. And in 2013, the word "B" does not mean "female dog". Language is alive and cannot be contained in any book. Everything on the page is a snapshot of a moment in time. Language constantly changes.. and it actually takes a gargantuan effort to hold it in place for any period of time.

The word Bitc# just means "a mean or lowdown woman." It's meaning is completely associated with a certain kind of behavior.. and when used in the relative way that black people often use language, it expresses a diminished opinion of ones character. When used in reference to men, it represents a doubly diminished opinion of character through the association with so-called "unmanly" behavior.

There is quite a bit of subverted language in African American circles.. "Bad" meaning "Good" is one of the clearest examples. And what I've seen.. very generally speaking.. is.. the further the people feel from the mainstream society, the more likely they are to use subverted language. Said another way: when you're living upside down, right-side-language don't make much sense. And so.. "dam#.. I love this sh##.." and.. "that bitc# was bad.." become positive relative expressions.

Of course.. the words alone do not contain the full meaning; the final determination really depends on Tone.. Physicality.. and finally.. Context.

Thank you!
 

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The b word is also referenced to someone who complains/fuss alot. How many times have you heard it used in this manner? "Stop *itching!" In that context it has no gender specification. I agree the overall tone used with the word clues one to the intended meaning.

I love the way Black people can take a word, reconstruct it to mean something else, all within the construct of the original definition. Its the reason why rap is so popular today. Its actually pretty darn brilliant! Its so brilliant that someone created a dictionary just for our word usage. I forgot what its called but its here on the internet. I think its called the "Urban dictionary."


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Take meaning of every letter from a vibrational point of view...vibrate a higher meaning and uplift it until all minds are free and unto another dictionary as all dictionaries of every language has a meaning forever circling within circles from another mindset to represent his or her meaning of what a nation of people should understand in order to overstand or just make symbols from shapes like the ancient or better come up into the ancient and get higher to teach a nation the original teaching.... Until then make a meaning into something meaningful. Use your intelligence by being higher than your former self to shape the data into meaningful information. Put a book out into the local community and teach a nation. A movement of scribing must commence until we move past a teaching of brainwashing. So keep the dictionary, thesauruses, as someone has to know an origin to where it came from as far as the letter, sound and meaning goes. Use your brain as everyone was not born with instructions on how to use it...we still are trying to unlock about 97 percent of it which deals with DNA. What is DNA? A source of intelligence in the form of khemistry strand meant to be unlock bio-logically. We need to stop the divide and uplift together putting out to the children with application. You might not get any ends but at least you had personal (spiritual) courage to contribute and not make another problem without a solution. You become a problem out of a solution not intended for all but only for self. Think expansion as some will not go out and understand your level high consciousness so work with them on their level to uplift. Up-lift not tear down...only if you got a means to build-up then have a plan. The mind is a powerful plane of existence with emotion to help shape the conception of physicality from a spiritual and soulful perception. Get higher as a high priest to render back intelligence from beyond and speak it to the people or just stop fighting yourself and get higher. We need "reel and real" education as it will take a unity and some of us to go the lengths. So come up with dictionary or embodiment of thoughts meant as definitions of physical life we see it. If there is a Black, melanin or outer space dictionary then put it out or better yet give it to me and I will produce copies to the masses with a printer I got. Other than that from what I was taught, the information is within the genes stacked and so unlock it and teach me how to unlock to its full potential. Other than that give the children a chance or better yet an opportunity to be creative from an very artistic point of view as they see tv all day sometimes, banner signs, us as being conversing of these words with whatever language it may be which all languages are really a divisive tool among us all. Check your neighborhood, land in a foreign country and as a matter fact check your siblings conceptual thought process and see if all thoughts are One with the Creator of vibration. It won't be. So the damage has been hundreds and thousands years of ago since the wars and peace efforts. Time to wake up and use mathematics--the root. Simple and plain. Teach me a new way...please teach me.
 

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