Published on March 31st, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Beat and Snatched?!?!
Friend One: “I just got beat.”
Friend Two: “Oh my, have you called the police already?”
Friend One: “Huh? No. I got beat by the girl at the make-up counter.”
Friend Two: “Whaaaat? Why is the girl at the make-up counter beating you?”
Friend One: “Doesn’t my face look fabulous? I am beat and oh isn’t my waist snatched?”
Friend Two: “Wait honey, you got beat and snatched and you are happy about it?”
Ok, I may get a few eye rolls on this one, but you’ll still love me. Lately this “slang” stuff is getting way out of hand. And I know you are saying “oh, it’s not that serious, it’s just slang and that I need to lighten up.” Trust me; I like a good slang word or phrase just like the next person. For example, everyone’s favorite, “turn up!!”, “giving me life”, “you tried it” or “yaaaaassssss hunty”. They are all hilarious and can instantly conjure up a smile. But our words have power and I do not think many people realize that.
Ladies listen to how this sounds… BEAT and SNATCHED. Say it to yourself… BEAT AND SNATCHED. BEAT AND SNATCHED. BEAT AND SNATCHED. What picture comes up in your head when you hear those words?
Well, all I can see is a crying woman running for the door, fleeing her abuser, grabbing the door knob and him grabbing her arm and snatching her back to continue to “beat her to the gods”.
That’s another one that we need to stop saying. Who wants to refer to themselves as being beaten and snatched as a synonym for your face being full of beautiful make up and having a nice shape?
Do you know that, according to The State (South Carolina’s State Newspaper), South Carolina is rated second worst in the nation in women killed by men. That’s a lot of beating and snatching right? The fact that women actually have to cover their bruises with make-up and hide behind fake smiles after they have been “beaten and snatched” is more of a reason to bury those terms. In the bible … Wait I know someone is saying, “Is she really about to throw a scripture on us?” Yaaaaassssss hunty, I am because the Girly loves God. The bible says death and life are in the power of the tongue.
Always choose to speak life. There will be a wake for the slang terms “beat and snatched” at 5pm. They will be buried in the slang term cemetery on Never Use Again Road, next to “swag” no repass will follow.
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