My name is Zee. I am obsessed with the Winter Soldier, Loki, the Winchesters, Beetlejuice, The Joker, spotted hyenas, and lucid dreaming. I also LOVE conceptualizing superavenge AUs/crossovers and character role reversals.
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mackie: I WAS THE FIRST GUY ON THE SCREEN AND I HAD THE FINAL LINE
sebastian: WELL IF YOU COUNT THE AFTER AFTER CREDITS SCENE I WAS THE LAST GUY ON THE SCREEN
mackie: DUDE YOU HAD LIKE 2 LINES IN THE ENTIRE MOVIE
sebastian: OH I’M SORRY ARE YOU REFERRING TO THE MOVIE THAT WAS NAMED AFTER MY GODDAMN CHARACTER
you a bitch
It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.
So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.
What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.
In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.