Black Vernacular :
- n a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
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- Why Chaucer Said 'Ax' Instead Of 'Ask,' And Why Some Still Do
The most common stereotype of black vernacular is the pronunciation of the word "ask" as "ax." "Ax" has gotten a bad rap for years. Pronounce "ask" as "ax" and immediately many will assume that you're poor, black, and uneducated. New York City's first African-American schools chancellor, Dr....
Dec. 3, 2013 - Georgia Public Broadcasting