Slang of the
Week: throwed off (adjective phrase)
1. crazy 2. drunk
Sid was so throwed off
at the club that they threw him out.
“I'm so throwed off, I'm hot like sauce,
I'm just like the sun I can't cool off.”
-T2 in the song I Got That
The expression throwed off, like
the blues, comes from the South. And although we are all taught “throw,
threw, thrown” in grammar class, throwed
is actually a more common past or past participle form in classic American
blues music. As Janis Joplin sang in the traditional Black Mountain Blues,
“I had a man in Black Mountain, the sweetest man in the town, but
then he met a city gal, that's when he throwed
Used alone as an adjective, throwed usually
means drunk. In South Park Mexican’s song Watch the Block Bleed,
he says, “Man I'm so blowed, man I'm so
throwed, somebody grab the wheel - I can't see
the road.” Blowed is hip hop slang for
high on marijuana.
But throwed is not always so cheerfully irresponsible.
As Usher says in his Confessions Part II, when he learns that his second
girlfriend is pregnant, “Damn near cried when I got that phone call,
I'm so throwed and I don't know what to do.”
Throwed here is more like thrown
off (surprised and confused).
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