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Catchphrase

The history behind the slang

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    You use these phrases all the time ... find out where they came from!

    Bye Felicia!

    This phrase came from the movie Friday. Smokey and Craig use the phrase to get rid of their annoying neighbor Felicia, who just comes by to ask for things. It is used today to let people know they are acting ridiculous.

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    Yauuusss

    While Nene usually follows her's with a "Huni", this word generally comes into usage when just a normal 'yes' will not suffice. This extra enthusiastic 'yes' originated in the gay community and has taken flight since. Nicki Minaj even has a song on her new album titled "Yasss Bish"!

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    Damn Gina!

    This is Martin's standard catch phrase for when he's either mad at Gina or totally diggin' her.

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    Oh she tried it!

    This phrase is used when people are in violation of common courtesies. It was popularized by Tamar Braxton and the "Real Housewives of Atlanta." Kenya Moore 'tried it' with that megaphone...

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    Get your life!

    Tamar Braxton brought this phrase to the masses. It generally means get it together or stop acting foolish. It could be used in reference to Tamar's spanx issues in this image...

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    Instagram straight felxin'

    Brought to us by Trinidad James himself, this phrase describes how we show off our glorious (and potentially ratchet) lives on Instagram whether it is accurate to how we are really living or not.

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    Shade

    This word comes from the 80s but was made popular by the colorful cast members on the TV show Ru Paul's Drag Race. It's normally used in the context of "throwing shade" which means to put an intentionally negative tone on a generally positive statement.

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    How you doooin'?

    This was originally Joey from the show "Friends'" catchphrase, but Wendy Williams added some sass and made it her own when she began hosting "The Wendy Williams Show."

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    Swag

    Swagger comes from the Scottish word that describes the cool way people walk. Our POTUS truly embodies the word 'swag'.

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    Turn down for what?

    This is a rhetorical question because there is obviously no reason to turn it down. We can thank Lil Jon and DJ Snake for immortalizing this catchphrase.

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    Fix it, Jesus

    While this is originally church a phrase, the rest of the world picked it up from "RHOA" star Phaedra Parks.

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    Ain't nobody got time for dat!

    This term was popularized by Sweet Brown's viral video.

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    That's some Illuminati mess!

    The Illuminati is a demonic cult that some people believe Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, among other superstars to be a part of. The Illuminati is just a bunch a mess... hence the phrase.

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    Jesus, take the wheel.

    Originally a phrase from church. People use it when something happens that is so tragic they need Jesus to take over. It is also used when people say something out of line that you need Jesus to step in before you do...

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    Wooosahhh

    "Woosah" is a classic from the movie Bad Boys. You can use it in many situations, especially when you're stressed.

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    Run and tell that!

    Originally in the Prince song "Alphabet Street" - "Now run and tell your mama about that" Antoine Dodson adds a serious neck role and word 'homeboy' to the end to this gem of a catchphrase.

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    Damn, Damn, Damn

    In an emotional scene from Good Times Florida Evans exclaims "Damn, Damn, Damn!" after coming home from her husbands funeral. That pretty much sums up the sentiment.

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    Bandz a make her dance

    We can thank Juicy J. for this. "Bandz" refer to the rubber bands wrapped around stacks of cash that you bring to the strip club with you.

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    I'm so done with...

    This phrase can be followed up by pretty much anything. It usually pertains to things that are so outlandish or stupid that you are "done" with the fact that it even happened.

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