I find this hard to believe but…
Apparently a reference in a 1985 Rap song has become the top nickname people in the Garden state use for their lover, their wife or husband, their boyfriend or girlfriend.
According to a study of social media posts, the people at “Crossword Solver” have come up with a state-by-state list of the most popular nicknames people use to refer to their partner.
In some states, “cutie”, “sweet cakes”, “boo” or “wifey” were the most popular slang words people used for their lover.
Other states went with “dearest” or “hubby”.
A lot of states use “bae”.
But here in New Jersey the most popular slang word that people use for their lover is “shorty”…. pronounced “schawty“.
We’re not the only ones, either. In all 8 other states share our use of the word, “shorty”.
The word’s use as a way to describe a partner comes from the 1985 R&B / Hip Hop song by Too $hort called “Everytime”.
The use of the word has come to mean something along the lines of “sexually attractive woman” (to put it mildly) but how much respect is intended changes with how the word is used and pronounced.
I dunno, thought “shawty” was a bit dated…
In other local news:
Asbury Park Featured In New Statewide Music And Arts Festival
Remember on Friday when we heard rumors about a new music festival was going to be announced soon? Well… That New Jersey based music, arts and technology festival was announced yesterday. It’s going to have a cool local impact because some of the events will be in Asbury Park in June.
The festival is being called “North To Shore”, as in “from the Northern part of the state to the Jersey Shore”, I guess. So far, 27 different venues are involved in all the events spread between Newark, Asbury Park and Atlantic City. Governor Murphy said at the press conference yesterday he hopes it’s like the South By Southwest festival in Austin, but reflecting New Jersey Artists.
The North To Shore festival begins in Atlantic City June 4th to 11th. The Asbury shows are June 14 to 18 and the Newark dates span June 24 to 25.
So who’s playing locally? Glad you asked. This is what we know of as of press time. It’s possible that additions will be made.
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