funky English

Guest   Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:14 pm GMT
if an american speaker says to a non-native speaker that you speak funky English. What he or she is trying to say?

Guest   Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:34 pm GMT
unusual/weird English
Guest   Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:26 am GMT
Is it a good or bad compliment?
furrykef   Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:39 am GMT
If it's bad, it's not a compliment. ;)

It can be good, bad, or neutral. Without context, I'd assume it's a bad thing, but the way it's said can make a big difference.

- Kef
Disco Dave   Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:11 am GMT
It means he's diggin' your jive, brother.
Guest   Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:40 pm GMT
Can anyone tell me what does above post mean?
Skippy   Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:21 pm GMT
"He's diggin' your jive, brother" translates to something along the lines of "He appreciates your personality, sir."

Also, instead of personality, "jive" could include any and all of sense of style, mannerisms, speech, etc.
furrykef   Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:38 am GMT
It was also a sarcastic comment. Nobody says things like "He's diggin' your jive" seriously, because the slang is severely outdated. (Part of the joke is that few people use the word "funky" seriously anymore, but some people do...)

- Kef