[Ads-l] boodgie like natty in the styrofoam

Harry Prevor 000010c9704337ca-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Tue Sep 7 17:40:18 UTC 2021

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.


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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