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#209195 - 01/22/13 05:28 AM Throwing shade  
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Jackie Offline
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What izzat, please?

#209196 - 01/22/13 01:26 PM Re: Throwing shade [Re: Jackie]  
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Talking trash, disrespecting, saying something negative about someone or something. Subtext is that the thrower often ends up looking worse than the throwee.

#209197 - 01/22/13 01:46 PM Re: Throwing shade [Re: Jackie]  
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It's a new one to me, too.


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#209199 - 01/22/13 04:01 PM Re: Throwing shade [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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I've heard two similar:

"holding anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of
throwing it at someone else; you are the only one who gets burned"
-supposedly Buddha

"resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person
to die"
-Malachy McCourt

Last edited by LukeJavan8; 01/22/13 04:02 PM.

----please, draw me a sheep----
#209200 - 01/22/13 04:19 PM Re: Throwing shade [Re: Jackie]  
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In this instance, I'm not sure the subtext applies; I think most people probably agree with the First Lady...

wink


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#209206 - 01/23/13 04:12 AM Re: Throwing shade [Re: Jackie]  
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You got it, eta. smile


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