Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I call 'Uncle'

Maybe it's just because I am a poor Utah boy with limited cultural understanding of my own nation. Maybe I'm just crazy. Maybe I'm from the future trying to save the past from itself. Ok, only the first two are likely, I wish I was a time traveler though.

Anywho, what is the correct use of the word 'holla'? Is it like saying or shouting 'hurray' or 'Huzzah'? Is it synonymous with 'cool' and 'awesome'? Does it give me images of baby birds hollering at their mother for more worm chow? All of the above?

Also, what are its' origins? Did it originate in California? Is it secret Leet speak? A robotic rallying cry for when robots eventually usurp their fleshy masters?

So yeah. I just don't know. I thought it would be best to ask here.

And yes, I am aware that just by asking and not knowing earns me all sort of lame points. I'm hoping to redeem those someday though.


Lauren said...

Go to

For real... It will answer all sorts of questions you may have.

Giovanni Schwartz said...

Holla atcha guhlfren!

Sam, The Nanti-SARRMM said...

Thanks for the link Lauren. So, what is the more prevalent definition then? To acknowledge that something is awesome or totally rad?

Alexandria said...

You are quite funny! You know...when you aren't tormenting my dreams with visions of unicorns and bananas!

I would say the most prevalent definiton is to say something is awesome (or 'rad' as you like to say).

I however am a rule-breaker! I use it all the time even if it doesn't make sense. It makes me feel like a legit gangsta. Represent. Holla!

Also, I should mention it should never be used seriously. If it is then it is the opposite of rad...then it is lame.

Ash Att said...

i believe people use it when they mean to say "holler back yall". actually im joking. I use it when i want to feel like a legit gansta. just say'in.