African American Vernacular English

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African American Vernacular English

n. Abbr. AAVE
The set of vernacular or nonstandard varieties of English spoken by working-class African Americans and often by other African Americans in informal contexts. See Note at Black English.
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Noun1.African American Vernacular English - a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
American English, American language, American - the English language as used in the United States
gangsta - (Black English) a member of a youth gang
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Blasting off its incorrect English, she stressed that she is always watchful of her use of correct English grammar and will never commit such an obvious mistake.
Another rather obvious warning sign is often the clumsy, poor, or just plain incorrect English grammar that is used in such communications.
I've got one," I say, "How about a bunch of pot bellied, big-eyed beings with growths on their head, who blurt out grammatically incorrect English and dance about?
In grammatically incorrect English it continues: "This would be better if you was single and be able to work at your own pace.
Embassy in Libya, Libyans in Tripoli and Benghazi staged a peaceful counter-protest, holding signs that read, in charmingly broken and incorrect English, "Sorry People of American this not the Pehavior [sic] of our Islam and Profit," and "Thugs And Killers Don't Represent Benghazi Nor Islam.
Consequently, "I forgot myself" is an incorrect English translation of the original Spanish and Italian sentences.
The book contains awkward and incorrect English usage throughout, showing that it is not the native language of the authors.