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my assistant might be afflicted with ebonics. might she be contagious?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Doubt it!!: The only way I have heard the word ebonics used is in literary terms. Maybe someone else has heard otherwise ?
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not contagious: Ebonics is african american vernacular english, which is a bit different from american english. An american english speaker who only spends a few hours a day with a person speaking another english dialect, but is not immersed in the other dialect all day long, is not likely to unintentionally start speaking in the other english dialect.

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