Thursday, December 24, 2009

Vocabulary Lesson: Smashed A Homie

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you really use this phrase, with exception of opportunities, online and offline, to shock and scare your young relatives.

Note: This is a VH1-provided bonus clip from Season 2. But still includes repetitive use of the phrase and fake acting!

Smashed a Homie: Cheat on your partner with his or her good friend. Variables include "smashed da homie" and "smashed a shortie."

I learned this new phrase last month when I accidentally watched the end of For the Love of Ray J on VH1. The show, which I don't reccomend to People, Old or Young, is a Bachelor-style show where the producers of VH1 vet possibly unstable women as ideal mates for Ray J, a 28-year-old man famous for being Brandy's little brother and starring in a sex tape with Kim Kardashian.

In this context, "smashed a homie" can be translated to "had sexual relations while in a relationship with an otherwise D-list celebrity." I can't prove anyone has used this outside the cast of For the Love of Ray J—maybe they're trying to Start a Thing—and I doubt it will really take hold, outside of my own tongue-in-cheek colloquialisms. (Just in case I have support from Urban Dictionary.)

Go forth and live with less confusion!

Additional Resources:
Urban Dictionary definition

1 comment:

WheresMyAngels said...

Love it! I just now accidentally watched the Ray-J show and wondered what it meant! Great blog!