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“E” After Family Names

A listener in Buford, Georgia, says his mother’s maiden name was Barnett, and reports that he was told that the addition of an “e” to a last name was once an indication that the person was descended from slave families. This is...

jank

jank  v.— «Janking, as jurors were frequently told, is a street word for a game of playful back-and-forth insults, often aimed at the players’ relations with women, including their wives and mothers.…Buford and Young were among a...