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Re: I'll beat the black off of you

Posted by ESC on July 06, 2007

In Reply to: 'll beat the black off of you posted by Ouida Scarborough on July 06, 2007

: Have you heard or know of the saying "I'll beat the black off of you" usually said by a black parent to a black child when doing something extremely wrong.

Yes. I've read it or heard it in a comedy routine. But I've never actually heard it in the flesh. Also, Bill Cosby said (in the 70s, I believe): "I'll beat you so hard you won't grow anymore." I guess with child abuse so prevalent, it's not so funny anymore.