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appeal
used in Do You Speak American?

12 uses
  • Does it appeal to adolescent boys because it comes at a time when a young male is most insecure about his own masculinity?
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (91% in)
  • When public television first emerged as a national force in the 1970s, some of its appeal lay in passionate viewer support for imported British series such as Upstairs, Downstairs and Brideshead Revisited.
    three — Toward a Standard: Putting the "R" in "American" (19% in)
  • Now their dialect has become, like boudin sausage, crawfish pie, and Cajun music, all bound together in a cultural package with big tourist appeal.
    four — This Ain't Your Mama's South Anymore (60% in)
  • The law was overturned by a U.S. circuit court, and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (73% in)
  • Whatever teachers or the general public think, however, no observer of our general culture can ignore the vitality and appeal of black culture and language for white, especially young white, people.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (77% in)
  • He says that hip-hop guards its "street-conscious" identity, using "slang" to connect with African Americans but standard English grammar to appeal to the white audience: "Many hip hop artists know that white suburban fans are attracted to those artists that maintain a core Black urban audience.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (84% in)
  • One aspect of the hip-hop phenomenon that now resonates across the culture is its cross-racial appeal.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (85% in)
  • The cross-racial appeal was apparent on a rainy day on Sixth Avenue in Manhattan in a store called Fat Beats.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (86% in)
  • Cecilia Cutler is a linguist who has studied the appeal of hip-hop for "white male teenagers who are in the process of forming their identities as young men."
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (90% in)
  • She believes that the kind of masculinity portrayed is especially appealing: "The urban black male represents someone who knows how to pick up women, who knows how to handle himself on the street, who perhaps knows how to handle a weapon and can take care of himself, and so for the white suburban male these kinds of symbols, this kind of way of walking or talking or dressing, can give one the trappings of a masculinity that doesn't perhaps exist in the safe white suburbs.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (91% in)
  • That may appeal to young men who are sort of afraid of women or young women and are in the process of trying to figure out how it is that one deals with them.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (92% in)
  • Most of this probably would not surprise and much of it might delight Walt Whitman, whom we quoted at the beginning, appealing for a language of "unhemmed latitude."
    eight — Teaching Computers to Speak American (99% in)

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