He hypothesized that African Americans, as victims of racism, have been unable to respond in kind towards their oppressors, and instead shifted their anger to friends and neighbors, as displayed in the strings of insults. Views Read Edit View history. According to read the fun with that can and get you!
The language also becomes more playful, with participants including rhymes:. Abrahams states that when African Americans reach a certain age, between 16 and 26, the game loses much of its appeal and attempts to enter into sparring contests often result in violence.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Your momma is so ugly she made One Direction go another direction. Mature women responding instantly! However, celebrities, what. John Leland uses the example of boxer Muhammad Aliwho often used the Dozens format in banter with reporters, either confusing or angering them when he did.
Dundes points out that, in addition to similar forms of verbal combat found in Nigeria and Ghanawhere many African Americans have ancestral roots, Bantu and Kisii boys have been observed dueling verbally by attacking each other's mothers. Retrieved November 12,
Yo momma's so fat, that when she fell, no one was laughing but the ground was cracking up. Yo momma is so fat that when she went to the beach a whale swam up and sang, "We are family, even though you're fatter than me. It is the proper way to eat crawfish. Author John Leland describes an etymology, writing that the term is a modern survival of an English verb—"to dozen"—dating back at least to the fourteenth century and meaning "to stun, stupefy, daze" or "to make insensible, torpid, powerless".
Yo mamma is so ugly when she tried to join an ugly contest they said, "Sorry, no professionals. Please leave your reference. As good. Nonetheless, many such contests do end in fights.