Friday, October 19, 2007

I Have No Doubt

There's this comercial. I don't remember what it's for, but it has Gwen Stefani lying in bed and she says,

"Sometimes it's so hard to find what it is I'm trying to say."

Which didn't sit well with me. I thought, wait a minute. Isn't she the one who's hit song goes, "I ain't no hollaback girl." What does that mean? Obviously Gwen is privy to some bit of american slang that has not trickled its way to my corner of the world. No small feat, I hear quite a bit of fringe slang. Like fadunked, which is a bit too vulgar for me to give you the definition here.

I looked up the lyrics to see if I could piece together a meaning from context clues. The most repeated line in the song is, "This my shit." And, after I got over the fact that there's no verb there, I decided I agreed with Gwen. Her song is shit. Apparently, finding what she's trying to say is so hard she gave up and started writing down what ever incoherent jargon fell from her addled brain.

5 comments:

Gonch In Goal said...

lmao This my shit, that's great, in other words "Just in case you were wondering, this is shit, but it happens to be my shit so I'm proud of it"

Thanks for breaking up No Doubt, Gwen, damn egotistical singers thinking they're better on their own. I don't know how you go from pop punk/alternative to white hip hop but she did.

People like this need to be smacked around. Spelling is one thing, but improper grammar and making up useless words serves no purpose.

Adam Entertainment said...

Hollaback Girl refers to a girl who when you first view her, you don't want to "get" with, but after you chase after a more attractive girl and she turns you down, you go back to the first girl.

And all of this was explained to me by my mom.

David McIntyre said...

Was it a word before Gwen.

Adam Entertainment said...

Probably, but not in our circle.

Boris said...

i was also confused but then i cheated and googled 'holla back girl'