Alright, I am a little late on this one. I am an old school dude but I like to keep up on the newest slang so that I can know exactly what my kids are talking about and not be in the dark. But, this time, my wife got one up on me. She was talking about something, that happened during her day and she used the term "Throwing Shade". I didn't say anything but in my mind, I was like what does that mean? As she continued to talk, the context clues (remember that from school) kicked in and I got it.
Now, I am a research dude, so I quickly went to the net and found out that, apparently this is the latest catch phrase of the day. Much like the ubiquitous "Turn up"! It is used primarily and is rooted in the under ground culture but is now making it's way into the mainstream mostly by females.
So below find the meaning and the trends on the phrase that started gaining steam last year but is getting ready to go mainstream this year. So here's to the summer of "Throwing Shade".. Ugh! here is another one! I just threw shade on the term "Throwing shade"......
Throwing Shade Trends:
Here below is an excerpt of an article and video clip that appeared recently on Gawker which explains the term from the under ground point of view.