Thursday, August 02, 2007

Cease and Desist, Dawgs

According to Kanye West, "Only white people and older black people say 'bling' now." Mr. West brings up a good point: sometimes you just have to let things go. Here are a few other slang phrases that are way past their prime:

  • “You go, girl!” – My mom stopped saying this two years ago.
  • “Represent,” as in “East Lansing, Michigan represent!” – Just…no. See also: “In the house.”
  • Women saying “Don’t go there!” Followed by a cackle indicating her delight at her own sassiness. Note to That Girl: you are not truly sassy until you have backhanded a nail salon employee. Am I right, Foxy Brown?
  • “Get my swerve on” – Unless you actually can swerve, don’t let you mouth write that check.
  • “Where’s the love?” – A hint: it’s UP MY ASS.