Our Favorite Word?… Girl
And Girl, do you know what (s)he did?
Black women are master story tellers and we know that one of the best ways to engage our listeners is to ask a question. When you preface the dramatic climax of your story with a “girl, do you know what he did?” you place your audience right at the edge. They have no choice but to wait with baited breath for you to give up the juicy details.