jewin' the fat


Akon, Acorn, A douche
October 12, 2009, 4:17 PM
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I drive a lot. It’s part of living away from home, and the people I love, I suppose. But it means that in the wee small hours of the morning, when sensible people are asleep, I am tearing down the Hume Highway (within the speed limit of course), listening to the radio. And really, I mean listening. Because when it is 4.30am, and you are four shots of coffee down with two to go, there ain’t nothing to do but absorb the melody and lilting lyricism of  –

AKON?

Yep, the latest from the Senegalese-US hybrid of auto-tuned hip-hop gold (check out Arab Money Remix) is a feature on a David Guetta track, which has enough thump n groove to keep even over-caffienated me drumming my thumbs on the steering wheel. Yep, it’s a great tune – even after several rounds – it’s on every station – it’s still  good listening. Simple, driving beat, sweet hook, and voila!  Pop chart gold.

Except for one small thing. The title is, aptly considering it mimics the repetitive chorus – “Sexy Bitch”. But it’s the bridge that provides the kicker.

“I’m trying to find a word to describe this girl without being disrespectful …”

It then goes on to repeat the line “Damn you is a sexy bitch.”

Uh huh. And Julia Gillard is worried about Literacy in skools schools. If radio advertising has the effect that the advert says it does, and kids are treated to the likes of Hamish and Andy et al. every afternoon, how soon will it be before they start singing along. Or worse yet – using the same grammar. But that’s just the beginning of the slippery slope down into the quagmire of poor punctuation and verb parsing.

Regarding the “B” word, I’m no prude (that Mumford & Sons song at least has a little gravitas or substance to it) but something is not quite right. No wonder our little kids are confused about how they should treat the opposite sex, or be treated themselves. Apparently being called a ‘sexy bitch’ is just about the best you are gonna get, girls – and that’s from a guy who has enough money to buy himself and his “sexy bitch” a gold plated thesaurus. Each. Go figure.

A word to the (not-so) wise: If, like Akon, you are trying to find a word to describe a girl without being disrespectful, and all you can come up with is “Sexy Bitch” … you probably aren’t trying hard enough.

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Yeah… but… well..

She IS a sexy bitch though : )

Comment by Lil-Acorn




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