Nevertheless, I point again to Adams who claims that the act of borrowing African-American slang
"in itself rebels against the white-dominated status quo" (63).
Spears, and Juba to Jive: A Dictionary of African-American Slang
, edited by Clarence Major.
Back talk, as Clarence Major defines it in Juba to Jive: A Dictionary of African-American Slang
(Penguin, 1994), in southern parlance, means "to rebuff, to repel" (15).
And only Tomas can stop them, time-traveling to a strange world of skateboard punks and African-American slang
(really - that's the best this movie can do to underscore he's out of his element).
25] Clarence Major's Juba to Jive: a Dictionary of African-American Slang
incorporates and identifies jazz slang terms in the broadest context.