drop science (1987)
Rex W. Stocklin
stocklin at EARTHLINK.NET
Tue Apr 19 14:39:37 UTC 2005
At 4:46 PM -0400 4/14/05, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
>>From the OED's Sep. 2004 draft additions for "drop":
>trans. slang (orig. U.S.).
>a. To sing or perform (rap lyrics or rap music).
>b. to drop science: to impart knowledge or wisdom, freq. about
>social issues, esp. through the medium of rap or hip-hop music.
This one got past me, both on the street and on the list. Great
expression! I propose a companion phrase..."drop silence" - to impart
zip, due to the lack of common sense or education either formally, or
through hard knocks. I am finding an increasing need to call folks to
the carpet for their frontin' (salespeople, tech support, handlers,
customer service, talking heads, hoodlums, snot-nosed kids, my old
And would the other companion phrase be "drop art", which is what the
rappers, and for that matter, all musicians, do.
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