Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two (aghrivaine) wrote,
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two

Question for those more hip than I

I was sitting at my favorite coffee shop in Manayunk with the Hobbit, discussing a music video that we'd seen on the MTV that morning. It was by Gwen Stefani, and the name of the song was "Hollback Girl". In the video (which was confusing and mildly disturbing) she insisted quite emphatically that, despite the title of the song, she was indubitably, quite definitely NOT your "hollaback girl".

I realized then, I didn't know what an hollaback girl is, exactly.

I hypothesized, based on the profiles of women on who were frequently importuned to "hollback at" various young men invariably clad in tank top t-shirts, and on the basis of this video, that to "hollaback" is to engage in casual sex; or at any rate to consent to same.

After explaining my hypothesis, and then proposing a reasonably sound study which could confirm or deny the hypothesis, the Hobbit insisted that my pondering was akin to "the geekiest dolphin in the seas, blathering about walking without actually having hind legs."

That aside.. what exactly IS, an "hollaback" girl? Shouldn't it more properly be an "hollabacking girl", since "to hollaback" appears to be a verb?

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