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Old 03-11-2003, 04:17 AM   #1
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what on earth is this new lingo "diss"? putting down, disrupting?

I've been hearing this word a lot lately, on talk shows and around...what is it supposed to signify?

My take on it is that to "diss" means that you are disrespecting and making something or someone into a nothing, an undesirable, or maybe taking him/her out of the limelight of life and love, kind of hurting them by saying something patronizing.

Am I right? Am I wrong? Explain this modern slang to me, if you please, ser vue plaigh...thanks, i'm really wanting to know what this is about! (an aged rocker, that is what i am, unfortunately)

peace in the neighborhood, right, and please have patience while i try to figure out your side of the word.
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Old 03-11-2003, 06:43 AM   #2
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I always thought to 'diss' was to dismiss something, not give it any worth...
I'm sending this to Lem Stand where the funky people hang out to see what they say Deb, they be knowing more than I!
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I usually take it to mean "dismiss" or "disrespect".
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It's from "disrespect." I'd always heard it was derived from Aretha Franklin's "Respect."
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its "disrespect" and its not new at all. the bloods been dissin´ the crips and vice versa for ages.
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It's from "disrespect." I'd always heard it was derived from Aretha Franklin's "Respect."
Yeah, that's where I heard it originated too.
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where does "dry" come from?

as in "ohh thats dry"

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Ashley my roommate and resident ebonics specialist says:
dis is short for disrespect, which we've said already

dry could mean that all the resources are used up
could mean it's not cool
just a general negative connotation
don't know where it comes from
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The word "dis" has been around forever. I remember how scandalized my friend and I were when her mother said "Why are you dissing me?" That was in junior high, and I'm now coming up on my ten year reunion...so yeah, 'dis' is nothing new.
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why youall gots ta be hatin n dissin in shit !!!


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where does "dry" come from?

as in "ohh thats dry"

Funny, I've never heard this.
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its "disrespect" and its not new at all. the bloods been dissin´ the crips and vice versa for ages.
ohhh! Ebonics, "Ebony" and "Phonics" where they use the wrong grammar and shorten the words they can't spell! I get it, a lot more, anyway!!!

Thanks, whenhiphop/cars (too german, your name! Can you shorten it, or put spaces between the words, that would make the reading so much easier and generally better on the typing fingers, thanks so much, love! :hugs: ))
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Actually it has been pointed out by anthropologists throughout the past few years that Ebonics is actually it's own language. It follows a distinct gramatical pattern (yes there are rules in ebonics) it conjugates in a way distinct from English and has many distinct and delightful words - dis included. It is now offcially like Jamaican or Creol. A distinct and new language. It is, therefore, not using "the wrong grammer." It has it's own grammer.
I'm serious. I had to study it for three weeks in Anthro last year...
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ohhh! Ebonics, "Ebony" and "Phonics" where they use the wrong grammar and shorten the words they can't spell! I get it, a lot more, anyway!!!
Notiti is right. Linguists have found that ebonics does follow a set grammatical pattern- it's like a dialect of English. Racist comments won't be tolerated around here, Debbie.
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ohhh! Ebonics, "Ebony" and "Phonics" where they use the wrong grammar and shorten the words they can't spell! I get it, a lot more, anyway!!!

Not being able to spell the word has NOTHING to do with it, Debbie. Nothing at all.
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