I am constantly chastised because I speak proper English. Why? Well, it’s because I’m black.
As a Black American woman,I have been made fun of because of the way I speak for as long as I can remember. 359 more words
Mama was a stickler for correct grammar and clear and concise…nay, precise…annunciation and pronunciation. According to my fifth grade teacher, this was not quite the case. 639 more words
Growing up, my mom was a stickler for speaking correctly. If you said something like “I ain’t got it,” she would say right back to you in a puzzled tone, “Ain’t got?!” and wait for you to say it to her the right way, which I’d answer, “I don’t have it.” She told us to use big words, even if we didn’t really know what they meant. 295 more words