Posted by: artemis on Jan 23, 2012
Tagged in: Beehive Blog
Miley Cyrus more than likely got her store bought weave removed, but she tweeted last Friday: “Just got a hurrrr cut,” adding, “I didn’t do anything to crazy. But I did take 5 inches off!”
It looks better, but extensions were removed, right? You be the judge. Anyway, my favorite part about this story isn't her hair cut at all. In fact, I just realized that if tweets had accents, Miley's would be that of a redneck.
I lived in the South for over 20 years; therefore, I consider myself very much Southern in many respects, especially when I get all expressive. Is it so crazy of me to adore that Miley tweets with a redneck accent? My girlfriends and I back home talk like that with each other.
"Girl, I just got my hurr did" = I just got my hair cut, colored, highlighted and styled.
"Sista, you gonna GIT GOT!" = You are totally going to have an awesome time on your date tonight you lucky girl!
But one of our favorite pastimes is watching rednecks accuse other rednecks of being rednecks which brings to mind one of my favorite redneck memories of ALL TIME. Now I ask you to mentally picture a game of sharks and minnows (swimming game) and a hillbilly screaming, "Whoo -- Chad, you ain't nothin' but a REDNECK, smoking in the pool!"
OMG, now imagine this Chad dude swimming with one arm while his other arm is deftly holding a cigarette above the water, taking long drags of said cigarette in between strokes. It goes without saying that he still managed to win somehow. It was magical.
Anyway, my friends and I have been saying smoking in the pool ever since to refer to rednecks, but the saying has evolved to encompass so much more. For instance:
"Girl, smoking in the pool at five o'clock." Translation: REDNECK at the bar, do not make eye contact!
Tiger Woods is smoking in the pool. Translation: He's ghetto for cheating on his wife with nasty, stank waitresses who sell their stories to the highest paying tabloid.
Mel Gibson is smoking in the pool. Translation: That mofo thinks he's a big Hollywood hot shot but he ain't nothing but scum beating up on his gold digger girlfriend, knocking her toof out.
Charlie Sheen is smoking in the pool...uh, no translation needed.
So back to Miley, I guess you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the redneck out of the girl. Miley is definitely still "smoking in the pool." And I kind of love it about her!