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 n.— «During slavery, oration was used as coded speech to “hide collective action from slave owners.” Today this principle is exemplified in speech such as Ubonics—a “slang” version Ebony-phonics, also knows as Ebonics—and rap.…Even if one is not a fan of rap or a supporter of Ubonics—the expression of commonness through words, and in our private space—informal speech is the manifestation of this principle.» —“In search of a unified Black culture” by Tricia Hylton Rabble.ca (Canada) Feb. 23, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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