Friday, August 24, 2007

Changing Words

So I am rolling through Oakland near eastmont mall. I am not saying that this is a bad part of town, but you need to keep your head on a swivel because some crazy shit could happen at any moment. As I stopped at the corner, I saw a man selling t-shirts that read Ugly Nigga in large typeface. I was surprised, for some reason I would not expect him to be so bold as to showcase a shirt like this, but I was also intrigued. I asked him how many of those shirts had he sold. He didn't happen to sell any while I saw him so I assumed he would say 6-10. I was shocked when he said about 700. I said "YOU SOLD 700 OF THOSE SHIRTS". He then proceeded to tell me that ugly didn't really mean ugly in the traditional sense. In this case ugly meant hard, like life is ugly in the ghetto. He then told me that SOME people use the old definition of the word Nigga and some people use a new definition. Some people get it and some people don't.

Hey, I maybe I just don't understand. Those bitches over at Webster's should stop waisting their time putting a dictionary together. People can flip definitions on anything. I have a few. I am going to make up a few shirts of my own. I wonder if I can sell 700.

* Stupid Motherfucker - Stupid as in crazy as in wildly emotion. Motherfucker now means one who loves his mother.
* Punk Ass Bitch - Fun loving and carefree
* Low IQ - One who does not need education
* Sell Out - A good salesman