(via – allhiphop.com) – The end of another year is nigh, and it was a great one. As with any year of late, Hip-Hop puts its proverbial stamp on the language with phrases that, with time, become overused and cliched. Check out the “Top 5 Over-Used Phrases to Leave in 2012″:
The Urban Dictionary does not take it easy on “Ratchet Girls” defining them as: “A diva, mostly from urban cities and ghettos, that has reason to believe she is every man’s eye candy. Unfortunately, she’s wrong.” Ouch. Through (over) use this year, “ratchet” began to describe anything that used to be called “ghetto.” Trashy weave? Ratchet. Still own a BlackBerry? Ratchet. Big Drake or Chief Keef fan? Ratchet.
Ratchet got a big shout-out on the summer hit, “Bands A Make Her Dance”, when Juicy J., pointed out that ratchet girls did possess one thing that he just couldn’t resist. So, where did the word start? We aren’t sure…possibly in Chicago. But this video, “Ratchet Girl Anthem” from Emmanuel and Phillip Hudson, definitely helped speed it’s popularity along. Here’s hoping “ratchet” and “ratchetness,” the phrases and the behavior remain in 2012.