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affluent
used in Do You Speak American?

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Definition
a person who is financially well off
  • In general, results from this effort in many cities show that those with minority dialects do not fare so well, particularly in affluent communities.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (47% in)
  • A social worker, Ruth Zweifler, familiar with the housing project the boys came from, became convinced that they were being discriminated against because of their African American English: "There were maybe twenty-four poor black children in a sea of affluent white families and they really were having a very hard time.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (51% in)
  • This was an interesting example of applied stereotyping—the assumption that affluent Americans are happy to buy German cars for their prestige, status, and fine engineering, but not if they talk with a German accent!
    eight — Teaching Computers to Speak American (38% in)

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