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"Throwing shade", or the art of the ambiguous insult
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The key point here is deniability but definite if subtle understandability--words or gestures that can be explained 2 ways. Originating and still much used in marginalized or disenfranchised populations (gay folks, Black women). Here's a NY Times Magazine article explaining it with some terrif examples:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/17/magazi...nsult.html Unfortunately like everything else mass culture (for which read, "Cauc culture") gets its hands on, it's being ruined (subtlety lost, etc.).
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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There are lots of new slang words today, just recently I've discovered 'on fleek' which means perfection, top notch lol
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xample Wrote:There are lots of new slang words today, just recently I've discovered 'on fleek' which means perfection, top notch lol

That's only one of many meanings for this "word"; here's some others: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fleek My first thought when encountering a new word or term is "Check the the Urban Dictionary"--never done me wrong.
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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