This is the first in an occasional series of posts, or lessons if you will, on things that sound perfectly reasonable coming from an African-American, and yet when coming from a white person, makes the speaker sound like Mr. Cunningham trying to speak the cool lingo to Richie, Joanie, and The Fonz. Delivering one of these lines is now known as Federlining, in honor of Britney Spears' often cornrow-bedecked hubby who nonetheless is still as lilywhite as the trash from whence he came. Without further ado, here is today's incident of Federlining, as heard from one of the neighborhood urchins:
"Oh, turn it up! That's my jam!"
No honky, no.