I’m Black and grew up in Philadelphia.
I disclaim that to say, I reserve the right to use the following nonsensical phrase or any of its variants whenever I am compelled to conjure my inner basic.
“Oh, ard. Jawns be drawln. You Joe.”
Translation: (Note: Jawn, Drawln, and Joe have slightly different meanings depending on the context.)
Jawn can be a person, place or thing. And if some one is being joe, they’re probably drawln, and if they’re drawln they’re probably a jo person. Ard means alright, or an agreeance/realization in the affirmative.
“Okay, fine. I’m over this. You’re acting a bit out of line and it’s irksome.”
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