“I’ll Just Get Whatever’s on Special…”

wireEarly on in some of our discussions on code switching — specifically, concerning what in the world of signification ought to be understood as code switching — the following scene from HBO’s series once popular series, “The Wire,” was cited as a classic example of what some might think the term code switching best names.

The backstory here is that a teacher has agreed to take to dinner the winners of an in-class assignment, and the following is what results:

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