Definition of repartee 1a : a quick and witty reply b : a succession or interchange of clever retorts : amusing and usually light sparring with words 2 : adroitness and cleverness in reply : skill in repartee...
Trading Fours is a technique in which musicians consistently alternate brief solos of pre-set length (for trading fours, fourbars; musicians may also trade twos, eights, and so forth). Trading foursusually occurs after each musician has had a chance to play a solo, and often involves alternating four-bar segments with the drummer.
The Dozens is a game of spoken words between two contestants, common in black communities of the United States, where participants insult each other until one gives up. It is customary for the Dozens to be played in front of an audience of bystanders, who encourage the participants to reply with increasingly egregious insults in order to heighten the tension and, consequently, make the contest more interesting to watch. It is also known as "blazing", "hiking", "roasting", "capping", "clowning", "ranking", "ragging", "rekking", "crumming", "sounding", "checkin", "joning", "woofing", "wolfing", "sigging", or "signifying", while the insults themselves are known as "snaps".
Comments in the game focus on the opposite player's intelligence, appearance, competency, social status, and financial situation. Disparaging remarks about the other player's family members are common: especially mothers ("yo′ mama...")—to the extent that those outside the African-American community often use the specific term "yo momma jokes" incorrectly to refer to the Dozens.
So here's the question:
Which of these forms of interaction should a white person avoid when interacting with a black person?