Saturday, February 02, 2013

Homey does not play that

While at a comedy club recently, a member of our group walked by a table where he overheard one person at the table say to another person at the table (and I quote): "Homey don't play that" which was followed (naturally) by an awkward high five.

Of course, the perpetrator was white, middle aged, and said this without a hint of irony.

And which also, of course, led to the following discussions at our table:
  • Anyone under the age of 35 probably has no frame of reference for this. Which makes it the perfect phrase replacement for "You kids get off my lawn" (said while shaking a fist at trespassing whippersnappers).
  • You know that if anyone was going to heckle the comedians that night, it was Mister "Homey don't play that."
  • How judgmental we'd feel if it turned out the gentleman we overheard did, in fact, know someone named "Homey" and he was, in fact, referring to something that Homey did not play.
  • If that was the case, his grammar was still horrendous and he deserved to be judged
Awkward high five,


dilettante07 said...

Unless he was entreating Mr. Homey not to play that. Now don't you feel bad?

TILTE said...

You should have hit him over the head with a flour-filled tube sock.