Skip to comments.Michelle, This Ain't Right!(Both Harvard-educated Obamas use the word "ain't")
Posted on 02/27/2012 6:52:56 AM PST by vrwc54
White House transcript of Beverly Hills event
Worth reading for a laugh.
(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...
I love when she says “Me and Barack.” I guess an Ivy League education isn’t (or should I say “ain’t”) what it used to be.
Beverly Hills, huh? I wonder if he earlier addressed the homies in South Central and the handlers forgot to change the TOTUS language mode..
You can get a person out of the ghetto,but you can’t get the ghetto out of the person.
Ain’t da jus Ghetto Fabulous!!!
I’m glad I ain’t in their league.
I love when she says Me and Barack.
They are just trying to prove how they are just normal everyday folk. Ain’t that right?s/
Well lets axe them why they talk like that
They both went through on the “special” plan. They could and probably did just mail it in and got their degrees because 1. they were lefties and 2. They were minorities and 3. the snobbish and racist lefty administrators and professors felt they had to look out for people who are not as good as they are and 4. In Barack’s case, he likely used the “international” student card.
Bill Clinton knew how to use the system to get his great grades, but he was still intelligent enough to do a lot of the work. He used the lefty card, but didn’t have the minority or minority/international student card.
I think we can all confidently say that the Clinton’s are smarter than the Obamas. I never thought we would have more crass and classless residents in the Whitehouse, then came the Obamas.
Ok, I am done rambling. Will the trashy Obamas get 4 more years????
They may have attended Harvard, but neither is considered “Harvard educated”. It takes more than just warming a seat to learn and understand the material.
The problem with Harvard appears to be the fact that a significant proportion of their graduates are not educated in any reasonable sense of the word. (Science, engineering, and math grads excepted, of course.)
The Obamaloon and wife are prime examples.
I guess it was a 100 years ago that some grammar perfessor declared the word “ain’t” verboten.
People continue to defy that ruling.
Maybe just this once, the guardians of the proper English usage should bow to the will of the people who use the language and embrace the one forbidden word.
It’s what she does more than what she says, and what she says more than how she says it that I despise her for.
Yes, normal everyday folk with 48 weeks of publically-funded vacation time.
Affirmative Action puts an asterisk next to all achievements of minorities.
Something funnier- I couldn’t find it on newsbird. It was from a while back and I just ‘cain’t’ stomach reading anything about this ilk.
Anyhoo, she is at a function in Maine. The abbreviation for Maine, of course, is ME. So on the teleprompter- who knew IT needed a teleprompter as well- it said, ‘Yea for ME’ which, obviously meant Maine.
But the Wook, was cheering herself on at the beginning of her speech at this fundraising ladies’ luncheon with her fists waving, “Yea for Me!!! Yea for Me!!” instead of “Yea for Maine!!! Yea for Maine!!!”
All that taxpayer funded edumucashun fer nuttin’.
Yes, normal everyday folk with 48 weeks of publically-funded vacation time.
Now, now, quit picking on our home folk couple/s. You know they have been working hard and ain’t they entitled to a little R & R/s
That’s funny! I’ll check if it’s on audio.
They both went to Harvard LAW School. One is supposed to be ‘educated’ long before entering those hallowed halls. So the rap here, such as it may be, falls on Columbia/Occidental and Princeton, which institutions similarly would expect their students to arrive on campus with superior articulation skills. Or at least they once did.
Something I have noticed about 'ghetto talk' is that it seems to center around an aversion to the sound of the letter 's', and a dyslexic style reversal of singular and plural forms (which usually involve , again, the letter 's').
You seem to be discounting the possibility that Michelle knew exactly what was indicated on the teleprompter.
The American English language is a hodgepodge of various romantic languages. What makes a word 'english' (at least according to many dictionaries) is common acceptance and use.
In general, the use of the word "ain't" was considered as slang.
It is, whether we like it or not, a part of 'our' language.
What helps me to understand, is that with 'ghetto-speak', most 'english' rules are thrown out the window, so usage of the word "ain't" is likely a habit of clture for Michelle, and not an indicator of her 'ability'.
In this case, I think it's because Michelle prefers to put the most important person (to her) first.
He ain’t American, he’s Kenyan.
Embrace? Doesn't it's usage depend on the audience?
Once again, it is , or has been, considered as 'slang'. It is in the dictionary, so it is a part of our 'language'.
I believe the context of the article of this thread is that she used it improperly. Given that it is part of the 'black' culture to use a redneck white slang word instead of the proper contraction, (and that blacks seem to avoid the letter 's') I do not find it odd that she said "ain't".
Back to the original point about the guardians, just who are these people and where do we contact them?
It's not like school teachers tell students that "ain't" is not the proper contraction. Even if they did, it hasn't appeared to work very well.
If you fushizzle my dizzle.
I think ain’t was added to the English dictionary a few years back.
John Kerry says “supposably” when he means “supposedly.” Saw Gwen Ifill do it this weekend. Dumbasses.
I think it’s because Michelle prefers to put the most important person (to her) first.
woops, I need to be quicker on a Monday morn.
You missed the point. The Obamas are using the word ain’t to pander to their pepes. It’s condscending phoniness.
Well first of all this proves that they were “passed” based on “color” instead of “character” and “acheivement”.
Secondly, a degree from Harvard isn’t worth the recycled paper it’s printed on IMO.
An EX-uncle of mine, is a Harvard grad and is dumber than a bag of hammers.
The Einstein took a gel filled heating pad and instead of putting it in the microwave for two minutes to warm it up, he thought that it would be faster to warm it up in a frying pan. (I wish I were making this up)
“It is, whether we like it or not, a part of ‘our’ language.”
This is my attitude. The grammarians can rail against it all they want, but the word has a long provenance and is commonly used, so it is just as much a valid English word as any other. I wouldn’t use it in a formal setting, but it’s quite silly to try to stamp out a word that is so commonplace.
I learned that in the 3rd grade!
True enough, but one would think that they would beat that out of you in college.
Actually ‘aint’ has been a very real English word from, at the latest, the time of Shakespeare.
[True enough, but one would think that they would beat that out of you in college.]
‘Naw, white kids back then thought it was part of the new ebonics. And of course, Professors would never challenge one of Holder’s People.
‘Naw, white kids back then thought it was part of the new ebonics. And of course, Professors would never challenge one of Holder's People.
Yes, after all proper English is the language of oppression isn’t it?
I don't think I want to do that, it just ain't my thang.
I've figured out the identity of the (collective) guardian of English language: it's the BBC.
It lives in a castle on a hill somewhere near London. The castle has high walls, turrets, a moat and a drawbridge. Don't even think of going there without an ascot.
Well, ain't that a hoot?
A colloquial dialect, either by habit or by consideration of audience.
Consider that 'fag' or 'faggot' used to mean a cigarette. Until people started using the FRENCH WORD cigarette.
What matters most about a 'word' is, as you say, it's commonality, not it's nationality or heritage.
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house..."
Is Twas in the dictionary?
Ain't it all part of 'poetic license'? (I have no idea what poetic license really means)
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