Saturday, December 8, 2018
Ride or Die
The expression "Ride or Die" is becoming popular. Do you know what it means? What it used to mean?
The phrase originated among badass bikers. It means we need to ride or else we'll die. Riding a motorcycle is our greatest passion so ride or die, bro!
The saying has evolved, however, into new meanings. One applies it to people you like: "She's my ride or die girl," meaning you'll do anything for her. Another (often comically) applies it to things you like: "This mascara is my ride or die!"
Some bikers are angry about migration of their cult language into the mainstream but I'm okay with it. Language grows, especially cool phrases. Just keep your hands off DILLIGAF.
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That is a great expression. I can see why it has migrated into every day use.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing, I always learn something new from you!
That's why I'm here! :-)Delete
Oh! Now I know what that means!!!!ReplyDelete
Ally, thank you for the Christmas card which turned up at my old house and was sent on! So kind of you! I desperately need to send you a card back, I've been so bad with posting!
I definitely love how language evolves. English is especially fascinating, multifaceted and weird! Tech is opening the world up, exposing us to all kinds of subcultures. It's interesting to watch it develop.ReplyDelete
I agree. Fascinating to watch.Delete
I'd heard the expression, but always thought it to be biker related only. I had no idea it had evolved into these new meanings. Language does evolve constantly, there's a vote for new word of the year in Dutch each year. xxxReplyDelete
I love learning about where different common phrases come from :)ReplyDelete
I knew that phrase in relation to bikers, but have not yet heard it being used like this - how cool. I will have to listen for it!ReplyDelete
I always like the nuances of language and the history of certain words and phrasesReplyDelete
Oh yes, I've heard that expression. My family loves riding as well. It's interesting how expressions evolve over time as well. :)ReplyDelete
I love to learn about different phrases.This phrase is uncommon in real life.ReplyDelete
Never been on a bike but I do love this phrase. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete