Ebonics is based on the English language and this guide will help you to master it. Ebonics is just words slurred together to make other words. For example: do, it and what would be combined to make the phrase “what-it-do”. In Ebonics this means “How are you?” or “How’s life?”
In the language of Ebonics degrading women is entirely necessary. So when referring a female it is mandatory that you use bitch, or hoe.
When asked the question “what’s up?” No one is asking you what is in the sky, and don’t panic, it is simply someone fluent in Ebonics asking “how are you?”.
When someone calls you “pimp” or “pimpin”, DO NOT PANIC, you are not being accused of selling women on the street! It is simply the Ebonics way of saying friend, or buddy.
When asked by a female if you would like to “hit it from the back”, it is not likely that she wants you to wait till her back it turned and attack her.
When the word Scooter is used in the same sentence as cousin, it’s most likely someone’s name and not a child’s play thing.
To “cap” someone does not mean to literally put a hat on them.
When the word shorty is used it does not mean the person referred to is short.
Shorty- A friend; one who is younger
When an Ebonics speaker uses the word aint it is considered disrespectful to correct them, and could be extremely dangerous.
When asked to Holler, DO NOT start screaming. Just say yeah and walk away.
Part two of drea’s guide to speaking Ebonics is coming soon. In part two meanings of phrases such as, “knuck if you buck” and “get crunk” and more, are thoroughly explained, to those of non-Ebonics speaking decent.