People Say What? Throw Shade

Posted on Jun 12 2015 - 11:00am by PopESL

It’s summer in the US. That means lots of sun and pool time. It also means we look for shade when we can. That kind of shade is good, the kind that keeps you from getting hot. Let’s talk about the kind of shade that is bad. Throwing shade is a term that means to publicly disrespect, criticize or talk trash about someone.

Urban Dictionary defines it as ““To talk trash about a friend or acquaintance, to publicly denounce or disrespect. When throwing shade it’s immediately obvious to on-lookers that the thrower, and not the throwee, is the bitchy, uncool one” 

That means if done correctly the “thrower” looks good. It can be done in an obvious manner or in a discreet manner. It can be done on social media or in conversations.

Here’s a fantastic list of some great celebrity shade.

To throw is an irregular verb. To use it correctly here are the rules:

simple past: threw

That guy threw some serious shade.

past participle: thrown

Epic shade was thrown.

present progressive: throwing

Why are you throwing shade at me?

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