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Where y’at?

1
Pardon me?

2
Where y’at? You know, it’s just like ‘Good afternoon sir (or madame, as the case may be). How are you today, I hope you and your significant other are well and your children all get straight A’s in school and will being going to a major university on scholarship’.

1
It means all that?

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Well, more or less. It’s really Where are you at? meaning How are you and what’s up? all at once.  And, sort of like Que tal? in Spanish.

1
So that’s why the working class white residents from the ninth ward are called Yats in New Orleans?

2
Well, yes, though I suspect it is a bit more underground than it once was, as those working class jobs are now mostly washing dishes in a restaurant, as opposed to working on the docks and such, making a good wage. New Orleans has many and varied dialects, almost one for every area, at least traditionally.

1
I thought that changes brought on by computerization were supposed to create a better educated class with more free time, to make differences smaller.

2
Any other jokes you want to tell? Remember they told us it would save paperwork too?  Hahahahahahaha.

Now the poorest buy a TV by smacking down a hundred or two and turn off the brain, watching ad-sponsored, free TV. (No annual tax like some places!)  Don’t even need cable!

1
So why isn’t the internet similarly free? They’s just as many ads there.

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Well, that’s easy. The‌ internet is ‘open’ and you might learn something or worse yet, build a consensus that challenges business as usual. That, they are gonna make you pay for though some would rather just take it away or create a two tier system with their buddies getting high speed and us, the crappy speed.

(Some just watch Fox news and sports and reruns of just about anything that was remotely popular at one time, plus music and videos on their phones, of course.)

1
But, but, PBS is educational!

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Hahahahahahaha. Go ahead, convince me those travel shows are educational. Hahahahahahaha

1
So you are saying that PBS is almost the same except they don’t have ads during the program, just between programs?

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Yes, you got it in one try. So, I repeat, Where y’at?

1
Uh, well, um-

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