The US Justice Department is hooked on Ebonics …
The US Justice Department is seeking people who speak Ebonics. Wait a minute, you mean this is a real story? It reads like a SNL skit or an article from The Onion. Ebonics is a dialect, are you kidding? Wonder how the Cajun folks feel this? Sorry if I am in the camp that Ebonics is a ”bastardization of the English language”. The Department of Justice needs Ebonics translators to help monitor, translate, and transcribe the secretly recorded conversations of subjects of narcotics investigations. Who knew “crack” was called something different in Ebonics?
The Department of Justice is seeking to hire linguists fluent in Ebonics to help monitor, translate, and transcribe the secretly recorded conversations of subjects of narcotics investigations, according to federal records.
A maximum of nine Ebonics experts will work with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta field division, where the linguists, after obtaining a “DEA Sensitive” security clearance, will help investigators decipher the results of “telephonic monitoring of court ordered nonconsensual intercepts, consensual listening devices, and other media”
The DEA’s need for full-time linguists specializing in Ebonics is detailed in bid documents related to the agency’s mid-May issuance of a request for proposal (RFP) covering the provision of as many as 2100 linguists for the drug agency’s various field offices. Answers to the proposal were due from contractors on July 29.
As Wizbang states … Life imitates Airplane, “oh stewardess, I speak jive.” Who knew Airplane was just ahead of it’s time. What will this be passed off as, more Obama job creation?
Maybe the DOJ can hire some folks who speak “Downeast” Mainiac, becaause aya, ya can’t get theya from hera. Maybe they can also hire some folks who speack South Jersey or Valley girl as well. I guess it is a good thing for the DOJ that Snooki from Jersey Shore will be releasing a dictionary.
Unreal, that this is what constitutes as sanity in this daya and age or as they say in Ebonics … iz ya’ll kidding, Ebonics a dialect … wa’tch will these assclowns think o’ next?