Took me a long time to realize what ‘SMH’ stood for. ‘Shot my husband? Showed my hoohah? Sally met Harry?
But no, these were all wrong. It’s ‘shakes my head,’ for those that are behind the times on this, too. I attribute this obstacle in figuring it out in that I think half the people don’t use it in the right damn context. Or they’re just passive aggressive. Or maybe they’re just nicer than I am.
- Woman is telling her friends she ‘SMH’ because she got a drink thrown at her at a bar. So..she responds by shaking her head at them? NO. No they don’t. What she should’ve done was ‘slap them in the face and tell them to carry the fuck on’ is what (Slang: STITF CTFO).
- Starbucks barista makes your $6.00 nonfat extra hot with whip latte incorrect and you ‘SMH?’ NO. No you don’t. You ‘tell them to make you another one’ (Slang: TTTMYAO). It doesn’t matter if you wanted it extra fat, extra whip, extra hot on the bottom, extra cold on the top – you just paid $6.00 for it! And believe me when I say that if you don’t get your cup of joe in the morning then you won’t be just ‘shaking your head’ at all the idiots you’re going to encounter throughout the day. Instead, those heads will be rollin’, and you’ll be thinking they’re hatin’.
- Stubbed your toe, BAD. No one in their right mind would shake their head for that. Swearing, air punching, limping, crying, and being down right mad as shit is what will happen.
So for today’s rant, before you tell your social media friends that you ‘shake your head’ at a situation, let’s make sure it’s for the appropriate reasons. Or I will find you. And I will shake my head at you. Shit, I’ll even include a forefinger ‘tisk tisk.’