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I got soul

Posted by ESC on August 06, 2007

In Reply to: I got soul posted by Mar Pavon on August 06, 2007

: What does "I got soul" mean?

Soul - "The essense of life; feeling, passion, emotional depth - all of which are believed to be derived from struggle, suffering and having participated in the Black Experience. Having risen above the suffering, the person gains 'soul.'" "Black Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner" by Geneva Smitherman (Houghton Mifflin Co., New York, N.Y., 1994. Page 211.