you a bitch
It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.
So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.
What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.
In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.
"This year’s 40th issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing the cast of the new television anime series based on Gosho Aoyama’s Magic Kaito manga. Kappei Yamaguchi will play the title magician thief and his Kaito Kuroba alter-ego, after playing the same role in the Detective Conan anime. (Yamaguchi also plays Shin’ichi Kudo himself in Detective Conan.) However, M.A.O will play Kaito’s childhood friend and classmate Aoko Nakamori; Minami Takayama (the voice of Conan Edogawa) and Yukiko Iwai played Aoko in Detective Conan, while Ayumi Fujimura played her in the 2010 Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief television special.
Eri Kitamura will play the witch Akako Koizumi, whom Megumi Hayashibara voiced in Detective Conan and Miyuki Sawashiro voiced in the Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief television special. Mamoru Miyano will play Saguru Hakuba, the son of a police superintendent and a high school detective in his own right. Akira Ishida played the character in Detective Conan.
The original Magic Kaito manga revolves around a young budding magician named Kaito Kuroba who follows in his late father’s footsteps as the legendary thief Kaitō Kid. The character has since appeared in Detective Conan stories, often as a formidable rival.
The anime is part of a project to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Detective Conan manga’s serialization in Shonen Sunday. A-1 Pictures is animating the series that will air in the time slot before the Detective Conan anime. The Saturday anime series will premiere on October 4 at 5:30 p.m. JST.
The Magic Kaito manga was adapted into a series of television specials in 2011. Gosho launched the manga in 1987 but put the series on hiatus in 1988. The manga has been serialized irregularly since then. The fourth compiled volume shipped in 2007.”
- Taken from Anime News Network
and then the other guys had this to say:
"He may be a poet, but he sounds, doesn’t he, downright odd," observes my master.
"He’s a fool." Waverhouse demolishes this Soseki in one curt breath.
I Am a Cat, Natsume Soseki (vol ii, ch iii, pg. 219)
asexual people are so cool because they can use the term “ace” when referring to themselves??? ace is such a rad word??? stay cool my ace pals
we also make great attorneys. there’s a whole video game series about us. check it out.
Oh Jesus Christ
I think maybe he’s just not used to smiling yet?