n. The speech patterns of the United States south.
The North Georgia representative, a tall, broad-shouldered man who speaks in a slow, Southern drawl he jokingly calls 'Bubbonics,' is preaching spending restraint as he seeks the office responsible for presiding over the state Senate and appointing Senate committees.
—Doug Gross, “Lieuteneant Governor Stancil campaigns for spending restraint,” The Florida Times-Union, November 03, 2002
1996 (earliest)
It would be interesting to hear what local teachers really think of the Ebonics idea, though it probably will not be easy to get many of them to say. One thing for sure, the formal school board recognition of Ebonics as a sure-enough language will be a great boon to every sixth-grade sea lawyer who wants to appeal the red marks on his English paper.

You can trust me on this, since I was once one of that species, although of the redneck, rather than the African-American branch. If Ebonics is an authentic second language, who can deny that Bubbonics will soon gain the same classy status?
—Jim Wright, “Se habla Ebonics in Oakland these days,” The Dallas Morning News, December 26, 1996
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