George Clinton
Credit: George Clinton: Kelly A. Swift/Retna

USA Today has an illuminating interview with funk founding father George Clinton to mark the release (well, it was almost two months ago, but better late than never) of the musician’s first new album in nearly a decade, How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? The best part of the interview, however, is the sidebar, a funk-to-English glossary. A sample entry:

Clinton’s dream of one nation under a groove lives on, but after reading a page full of such items, Middle America will probably understand funkspeak even less.

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