[Ads-l] boodgie like natty in the styrofoam

James Eric Lawson jel at NVENTURE.COM
Tue Sep 7 16:15:26 EDT 2021

Just so, although Hayes says, about the squeaking,

“The squeaking in the back, that’s that’s um, that’s nothin’ dirty goin’
on there,” he laughs.

“That’s just what happens with a styrofoam cooler in a truck, if you’ve
ever driven one around. It’s squeaks a lot, it’ll drive you crazy.”


Hayes' intended meaning isn't worth a fig leaf, of course.

On 9/7/21 10:40 AM, Harry Prevor wrote:
> It means that the singer is low-class and not particularly fancy though
> not low enough to the level of being trashy per se. "Bougie" (slang
> short for bourgeoisie) is being used sarcastically here, the title of
> the song is "fancy like" but the entire song is about how un-fancy,
> "no-frills", "simple pleasures" the singer is in conventional terms.
> So "bougie like Natty in the styrofoam" meaning rather than taking a
> date out to fancy restaurant which would be bougie, he instead gives her
> Natty (Natural Light, a very cheap US brand of beer) in a styrofoam cup
> holder. The squeak-squeakin is based on the sound the beer can would
> presumably make rubbing against that styrofoam in a bumpy car ride.
> Harry
> On 9/7/21 1:22 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>> OK, Applebee's has been running a commercial using a song sung by Walker
>> Hayes that contains line which, so far as I can tell, is "Boodgie like
>> Natty in the styrofoam."
>> Unable to stand it longer, I looked up the lyrics and found:
>> "Two straws, one check, girl, I got you
>> Bougie like Natty in the styrofoam
>> Squeak-squeakin' in the truck bed all the way home."
>> Meaning?
>> JL
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