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August 13, 2007 1:18 PM   Subscribe

Contemporary pop culture term equivalent, in both meaning and ridiculousness, to "getting jiggy wit it"?

I must be turning into an old man I don't know what the kids are listening to these days, but I'm in need of a current song lyric or piece of popular slang along the lines of what "getting jiggy wit it" was ten to twelve years ago.

It needs to be usable in this sort of context: "While I appreciate your desire to get jiggy wit it, could you please turn down your music?"

The more ridiculous sounding the better.

And, of course, I'm aware of urbandictionary.com, but it's not useful unless you already know what you're searching for.
posted by Robot Johnny to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
I fear that "shaking it like a polaroid picture" is already outdated.

I wonder if "bringing sexy back" remains viable?
posted by Tomorrowful at 1:21 PM on August 13, 2007


Any attempt at pop culture relevance will sound ridiculous if followed by "could you please turn down your music?"

So just say "get jiggy wit it." You won't sound any dumber than if you used a non-dated catchphrase.
posted by The World Famous at 1:27 PM on August 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Not a specific lyric, and maybe not mainstream enough, but: "while I appreciate your desire to get hyphy, could you please turn down your music?" could work.

(deets)
posted by ORthey at 1:27 PM on August 13, 2007 [2 favorites]


"go dumb" or "get hyphy" could work. "get crunk," too, though that's a few years old (though I think still retains its relevancy for this exercise).
posted by wemayfreeze at 1:27 PM on August 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Get down?
(It turns out it actually means something, too)
posted by niles at 1:28 PM on August 13, 2007


Or "crunk."
posted by ORthey at 1:28 PM on August 13, 2007


Crunk is the new jiggy, I think.

But just so's you know-- it's okay to 'get jiggy' again. Especially when you're doin' the two step (two step! you can do it all by yourself!)-- I'm sooooo sick of hearing that. But there, now its stuck in my head again... sigh.
posted by emmatwofour at 1:32 PM on August 13, 2007


If you mean contemporary as of this summer and the current obnoxious hit that fancies itself a summer jam, you could say:

"While I appreciate your desire to party like a rock star, could you please turn down your music?"

The ClearChannel-owned pop stations are playing the song of that title by the Shop Boyz nearly constantly this summer. So, it's ubiquitous and obnoxious enough, surely.
posted by mikeh at 2:08 PM on August 13, 2007


in the spirit of "while I appreciate your desire to get hyphy":

"while I appreciate your desire to ride the yellow bus..."

"while I appreciate your desire to shake dem dreads..."

"while I appreciate your desire to have a side show on your front lawn..." (though I think you might have bigger prroblems than just loud music if you're making this qualification.)
posted by polytropos at 2:16 PM on August 13, 2007


While I understand you feel the need to quell the existential angst brought on by not being "hot like me"... with the airquotes for extra effect
posted by GuyZero at 2:28 PM on August 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


"while I appreciate your desire to get all up on them tunes..."
"while I appreciate your desire to bring all the boys to the yard..."


of possible alternate use:

You may not stand under my umbrella.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:45 PM on August 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


"while I appreciate your desire to get all up on them tunes..."

Winner, I think!

There are always great standby's like "bust-a-move" (make use of air-finger-quotes) and "get down to freaky town"
posted by puddpunk at 3:35 PM on August 13, 2007


Smack that?
posted by Tawita at 6:00 PM on August 13, 2007


I vote for a mixed metaphor. Like "get jiggy like a polaroid picture".
posted by electroboy at 6:02 PM on August 13, 2007


cosign on the "party like a rock star".

totally, dude!

alt: soulja boy :)
posted by citron at 6:20 PM on August 13, 2007


yes, party like a rock star.
posted by Bookhouse at 11:22 PM on August 13, 2007


Thanks folks, these are all perfect suggestions.
posted by Robot Johnny at 6:57 AM on August 14, 2007


hey, what about "look, dog, i do respect your fresh, but could you cease with that wackness in your stereo?

you might follow up by emphasizing that you're not even trying to throw some shade.
posted by gforce414 at 2:18 PM on September 18, 2007


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