Monday, July 07, 2014
TKC TRENDSPOTTING: RESEARCH SAYS 'RATCHET' IS KANSAS CITY'S FAVORITE DEROGATORY SLUR OF THE SUMMER!!!
Let's offer a quick review of this weekend . . .
KANSAS CITY VIOLENT TEEN FLASH FIGHTING ACROSS THE METRO AREA FRIGHTENED LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO MISTAKENLY THOUGHT THERE WAS REFUGE IN THE SUBURBS!!!
But even more importantly . . .
SOCIAL MEDIA RESEARCH NOW INDICATES THE THE TERM "RATCHET" IS THE NEW HOTNESS AND DEROGATORY HIPSTER TERM OF CHOICE TO REPLACE THE OLD AND BUSTED "THUG" SLUR!!!
Mind you . . . This trend might only hold for a couple of weeks. So it's important to enjoy it for now.
What we like . . . The "ratchet" slur isn't necessarily racial and NOBODY is sure if it's a noun, adverb phrase or just something that some white broad heard in a Nicki Minaj song and decided to steal. Whatever the case . . . Here's a fun rundown . . .
- Westport was ratchet this weekend and insiders are counting the days till Port Fonda closes up shop and the whole place goes back to the late 90s ghost town.
- The "ratchets" @ Worlds Of Fun were called out this weekend because stabbing somebody and fighting at and amusement park is rather ratchet.
- The streetcar seems kind of ratchet because only paid consultants and politicos looking for support and post-term jobs are cheering the thing along.
And it's important to know that I'm not sure this one qualifies as appropriating Black culture . . . We'll have to see if a white rapper picks it up soon to know for sure.
More in a bit . . .