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Azizi BS: Separated by a common language (163* d) RE: BS: Separated by a common language 25 Oct 09


On another recent Mudcat thread, some one mentioned "redd up". This is Pittsburghese for cleaning up your home. That phrase probably comes from the word "ready" as in making a home "ready" for company/guests.

However, in my experience few African Americans who live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and its surrounding communities use the term "redd up." I think that this is a prime example of how different populations within the same city at the same time may be "separated by a common language".


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