Can you believe it? People are STILL talkin’ about Big Guy’s CBC speech in the G-Block! For anyone new around here, the G-Block’s where Lady M and Big Guy drop all their G’s to let their base know that they’re still just one of the peeps.
And if you can’t get down with your peeps at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner, where, I axe, CAN you?
So this is exactly what Big Guy said at the CBC dinner, as reported by AP:
"Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes," he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. "Shake it off. Stop complainin'. Stop grumblin'. Stop cryin'. We are going to press on. We have work to do."
Versus the Big White version:
Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. (Applause.) Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying. We are going to press on. We’ve got work to do, CBC. (Applause.)
Did you see that? In addition to addin’ the Applauses so you could tell that the crowd was really gettin’ down with him, they put all the g’s back in that Big Guy purposely dropped (if you don’t believe me, watch the damn video yourself). Why did they do that, you ask? Because unlike AP, the Big White transcribers aren’t racists.
At least that’s the way African-American author Karen Hunter sees it. She complained that by transcribin’ Big Guy’s speech “without cleaning it up as other outlets did--specifically including the ‘dropped g's’” was racist. (For the record, she did not accuse Big Guy of being an anti-Semite)
I’m not a linguist or anythin’, butt I could see Karen’s point if Big Guy included his g’s and AP dropped them; butt includin’ the “g’s” that he dropped? I’m missin’ somethin’. Which of course is why Big Guy is the Won, and I’m just a highly reflective mirror.
So I’m just goin’ to present my newest film for your entertainment. It’s called:
“Hitler Finds Out the CBC’s Gonna’ Leave Their Slippers On”
I realize it’s a little derivative, butt in a good way. Feel free to pass it around. Maybe I can enter it in the Sundance festival this year. Or at least use it to get my movie credentials.
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