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June 2, 2005

Slang of the Week: scrap (verb)
fight

Example:
Jack didn’t want to scrap with his wife in the restaurant because he was pretty sure he would be beaten.

Celebrity quote:
In the middle of the dance floor now they preparing to scrap,
They takin’ out their scrunchies and pullin' off their press-ons,
The one on the right is the girlfriend and the one the left is the other woman.

- Big Boi rapping on Brooke Valentine’s song Girlfight

Fight songs are in style these days. First it was Ludacris, who said he was “just thinkin' about brawlin' (fighting) 'til y'all start bawlin' (crying)” in Get Back. Then Gwen Stefani that she was “gonna sock it to you” (punch you) in Hollaback Girl.

The usual slang term for a fight between two women is a catfight, and Valentine says you shouldn’t try to get into one with her. On her website, she explains, “I could be the sweetest thing you’ve ever ran across, but if you get on my bad side, my attitude could hit you like a sack of can goods.”

As for who has gotten on her bad side, she says the song Girlfight isn’t about anyone in particular, although there were rumors that it was written about a beef  with singer Ciara. And despite Big Boi’s rap, she does not remove her long press-on fingernails before attacking her opponent in the video for the song.

What’s new at Slang City?
"Buddy take a new whip, paint strip, into a bowlin' ball/Still smoke hundred spokes, wood-grain, Armor-All" Ciara talks about custom cars on Oh, featuring Ludacris. What does it all mean? Click and find out.