Saturday, September 1, 2007

Ok. Luv ma
from a 504 phone number

My ma never texts me. She wouldn't know how if she tried. She would also never say she "luvs" me, because she actually loves me, because she is my mother.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Apparently 504 is a New Orleans number, and I'm willing to allow that maybe they share slang with kids from DC. "Ma" is a term of affection to DCPS kids, especially Black kids who are in school with a lot of Hispanic kids (this is subjective, but I definitely noticed it a lot). If I remember correctly (and I don't), it stems from a Hispanic term of affection. Oft was the day I taught at Bell Multicultural High School when I heard my students say "'Sup, ma" to each other.