Post by Stefan Ram Post by Dingbat
She might be saying I was justa eight years old
So that one can hear the "t" more clearly.
Lazy non-blacks often just say [ʤʌs]!
Post by Dingbat
Also, her Errors sounded to me like Airs.
Errors and airs are essentially both [ɛɚz].
You're both way out of your field this time.
She WAS saying "just TODAY years old".
For the proof, just search Twitter for how often the phrase pops up.
That said, i have no idea whether it's STILL an AAVEism or a neologism,
and I'm not sure it was an AAVEism in the first place anyway.
It's a colloquial, emphatic way to state that the speaker was unaware of
a subject until at most a few hours before they made the "just today
years old" statement.
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