So, our prompt this time is "throwed off".
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT MEANS.
Maybe it's a Texas thing that I missed out on because I only lived there for 20 years?
Maybe it's some new, current, trendy phrase that you pick up on if you have cable? I DON'T HAVE CABLE.
Maybe it's all the rage in Orange Is the New Black? Because I haven't watched that.
Like we all do in this, the age of internets, I googled "throwed off".
NOT A GOOD IDEA.
First of all, there are many people who apparently missed that day in 3rd grade when the teacher explained the difference between "O-F" (of) and "O-F-F" (off). Because a bunch of people are doing it all wrong.
Secondly, when I typed in "throwed", Google auto-completed, "throwed rolls".
What is THAT about?
UPDATE: I clicked that link, fearfully, and got hungry. "Throwed rolls" are some kind of bread that looks and sounds quite appealing. You can get "throwed rolls" at Lambert's Cafe in Missouri, the ONLY home of throwed rolls. Lambert's Cafe, where they hope you come hungry, leave full, and hopefully have a laugh or two!
YOU'RE WELCOME, LAMBERT'S CAFE.
So, anyway: Throwing off my inhibitions and concerns, I followed the google into the world of skanky hip hop lyrics. I'm still not sure what it means, but Lil' Wayne sure has an opinion.
I don't much care for it.
So here's what I'm throwing off; any tolerance for cursing, misogyny, the N-word, and absolutely ridiculous sexual bleating. Among other things. It just makes me so weary. And angry. And frustrated.
We can do better, folks. We should.
I have no solution, and I don't even like to hear myself whine like an old woman railing against "KIDS THESE DAYS!!! WHASSA MADDER WITH KIDS THESE DAYS???" But, seriously - I'm not much for the hip hop world; I like the style, but whatever you call Lil' Wayne's lyrics, I DON'T like that much and I don't listen to it. Except Lecrae. Yep, I do like the hip hop when Mr. Lecrae is doing his thing.
I do NOT listen to mainstream hip hop.
But somebody is. And Lord, have mercy; what is going on in the minds and the hearts and the hormones of the people who are filling their ears with such stuff?
I'm all for democracy and free speech; but where does the line get drawn? When did such vulgar expression become commonplace and acceptable and - gasp - "entertainment"?
I don't know what I'm throwing off, but it's outta here.