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Episode 1602

Touch Grass

High school students in Alabama share some favorite slang terms. If someone tells you to touch grass, they’re telling you to get a reality check — but the last thing you’d actually want to touch is dog water! Also, the history of the...

dry snitching

dry snitching  n.—Gloss: to reveal a secret or to draw unwanted attention to another person under the guise of doing it accidentally, doing it for the person’s own good, or being helpful. Mainly used in Black English and hip-hop culture...

throw shade

throw shade v. phr. to take a superior attitude; to criticize, demean, or insult; to diss or derogate. Editorial Note: This term has is most often associated with Black English, but it is also said to be used among gay and cross-dressing performers...

ghetto pass

ghetto pass
 n.— «I never thought ice cube would give up his Ghetto Pass.» —by Akiem Allah Usenet: rec.music.hip-hop Mar. 11, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

ghetto pass

ghetto pass
 n.— «We gave Kid Rock his ghetto pass. We’re black, all about the love.» —“Champ’s town” by Brian Smith Metro Times (Detroit, Mich.) Dec. 12, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)