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He’s So Articulate!

12 June 2008 9 Comments

Fox News Houston reporter Isiah Carey is a seasoned journalist and my new favorite person. His hilarious and magnificently-colored news report outtakes give much-needed shape to a backhanded compliment that most of us have received before – “articulate.” We can’t talk high siditty 24/7 and even the most “well-spoken” of us speak a second language called Black English. Our ability to switch up our diction in the hottest second is so “black folks” and I love it. These clips provide a nice little primer on things that will bring out our mother tongue so they kind of warm my heart…some not safe for work language.

1. We don’t mess with bugs, and when we use the word “country” we’re usually not referring to music.



2. We can and will go from Harvard to hood in a matter of seconds.

3. We don’t act all sappy about animals, in fact we will cuss them out if need be.

4. We are fully aware that double negatives and improperly conjugated verbs are poor English, but we can code-switch faster than we can even think, so it’s all good (see 0:19 mark).

9 Comments »

  • Missy said:

    The first one caught me off guard but, you know how WE do. Harvard to ‘hood in under 2 seconds…that must be a record.
    My head is hurting…

  • Julian said:

    This is fantastic. Thembi the linguist!!!

  • KelleBelle said:

    How you gon’ call a dog a loser?

    LMAO! Thank you for compiling this collection of footage.

  • Ill Mami said:

    I ❤ Isiah Carey. Is he Mariah’s long lost country cousin?

  • Qucifer said:

    OMFG You found MORE of him, oh sweet minty GAWD!!… he’s become the wind beneath my wings

  • justjudith said:

    you post the funniest stuff. that was hilarious.

  • LaJane Galt said:

    This guy KILLS me with his 1-foot in each world code-switch!! All freshman need to watch these videos when they go over double consciousness in their critical race theory courses.

  • Dirty Red said:

    This shit was hillarious!!
    Makes you wonder if all Black reporters are like this. Do ya think Angie Mgowan (however you spell her name) from fox news lets her blackness show around her lily white compadres?

  • bklyn6 said:

    He needs his own sitcom.

    Friggin’ golden!

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