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    Question "I be waiting" is a common US slang sentence?

    Hi there,

    A friend of mine, maintain that "I BE waiting" (Not I'll or I will...)
    is a common slang used in California or generally in States...
    To enforce the verb "to be" in a strong/rude "ghetto" way!!!!
    Is that true?
    I never heard something like that!
    Even looking on the web.

    Maybe is not the right place to post a question for a slang.
    but I will really appreciate any suggestion or redirection. Thanx.
    Last edited by jonky; 09-Mar-2009 at 14:56.

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    Re: "I be waiting" is a common US slang sentence?

    There are lots of regional dialects that do this, not only in the US.

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    Re: "I be waiting" is a common US slang sentence?

    Yes - it's ghetto slang.

    He be cold.

    She be a fool for him.

    I be cool.


    Please don't use it - just recognize what it is.


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    Re: "I be waiting" is a common US slang sentence?

    thanks a lot everybody...
    Last edited by jonky; 09-Mar-2009 at 14:55.

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