Things you should say
So, I've decided to dedicate this post to cool sayings I've heard of late.
One recent expression hails from my friend (aka the blogger) who is sitting next to me.
1. Why are you knockin' my hustle?
This expression, as far as he knows, originated with the Yonkers girls who work in his office, which is just north of the Bronx. The aforementioned expression might be appropriate if someone's "downing what you do" blogger friend explains. Then he adds "in life, if something's going on and you're excited about it and someone else is raining on your parade, you could say...."Hey woman, why are you knockin' my hustle?"
2. Two other expressions come from Caroline, this woman who volunteers with me once a month at a church in Shadyside. One night a while back, Caroline walks over and tells me that recently she was in Hillman Library at Pitt and found a book on slang expressions. (I thought she was going to offer to dry dishes)
Caroline tells me that in this book, washing dishes, at one time, was referred to as bubble dancing.
"And if you want to dance with someone, Caroline tells me, you say "hey baby, do you want to trip the light fantastic?"
So there you go. Learn 'em. Use 'em.