Without African‐Americans, English Would Just Sit There

Thug holding up cigarette: Sulfur?
Suit: Huh?
Thug: Fire?
Suit: What?
Thug: Burn?
Suit: I don’t… Uh…
Thug: Spark?
Suit: Wha – ?
Thug: Blaze?
Old black woman in nurse’s uniform at next table: He wants to know if you have a match. Learn to speak English, nigga!

–Wendy’s, Fulton Mall, Brooklyn

Overheard by: Big Larry