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Thread started 09/24/18 12:35pm

FullLipsDotNos
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Nappily Ever After - the film

So, has anyone seen it on Netflix? I have and it was lit biggrin

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One of the greatest things about the film was that the story was unpredictable. Until the very end, I didn't know what would happen. Obviously, I hadn't read the book on which it is based.

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Reply #1 posted 09/24/18 2:25pm

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Is "lit" a good thing or a bad thing?
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Reply #2 posted 09/24/18 3:07pm

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But was it lit AF?


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Reply #3 posted 09/24/18 5:32pm

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Nope haven't seen it, but to see Sanaa really shave her head I think I'll have to check it out, that's major right there. That's faith.

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

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Reply #4 posted 09/24/18 10:50pm

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RodeoSchro said:

But was it lit AF?


I'm sorry, English is not my first language. I thought that "lit" means "superb".

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Reply #5 posted 09/25/18 2:37am

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FullLipsDotNose said:



RodeoSchro said:


But was it lit AF?




I'm sorry, English is not my first language. I thought that "lit" means "superb".



English IS my first language and I still don't know what "lit" means in this context.
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Reply #6 posted 09/25/18 8:30am

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English is my first language but I'm old and don't care about keeping up with the lastest slang so I'm no help. How about saying what you mean using words you understand the meaning of.
"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

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https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lit

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I mean, yeah, I should definitely stick to the words I'm 100% sure about, but the problem is that if I did so, no one would probably talk to me here. The thing is there's a hegemony of English in the world, so if you don't know English, you're practically dead. And if you only speak "academic English", then you sound unnatural. So me using colloquial English is just a way to fit in. Besides, no one is going to teach you at school about "shit", "fuck" or "Netflix and chill". Try navigating the org without knowing these phrases. Good luck.

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FullLipsDotNose said:

RodeoSchro said:

But was it lit AF?


I'm sorry, English is not my first language. I thought that "lit" means "superb".



LOL, no sweat. "Lit AF" is/was a term popular with the young people here.

I think "lit" means something like "awesome" or "superb". But I know "AF" stands for "as f**k"

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Reply #9 posted 09/25/18 10:51am

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FullLipsDotNose said:

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lit


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I mean, yeah, I should definitely stick to the words I'm 100% sure about, but the problem is that if I did so, no one would probably talk to me here. The thing is there's a hegemony of English in the world, so if you don't know English, you're practically dead. And if you only speak "academic English", then you sound unnatural. So me using colloquial English is just a way to fit in. Besides, no one is going to teach you at school about "shit", "fuck" or "Netflix and chill". Try navigating the org without knowing these phrases. Good luck.



I don't know what "Netflix and Chill" is either. I'm really out of touch lol.
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Reply #10 posted 09/25/18 11:59am

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FullLipsDotNose said:

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lit

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I mean, yeah, I should definitely stick to the words I'm 100% sure about, but the problem is that if I did so, no one would probably talk to me here. The thing is there's a hegemony of English in the world, so if you don't know English, you're practically dead. And if you only speak "academic English", then you sound unnatural. So me using colloquial English is just a way to fit in. Besides, no one is going to teach you at school about "shit", "fuck" or "Netflix and chill". Try navigating the org without knowing these phrases. Good luck.



Yeah the problem with slang is it changes rapidly and not everybody uses the same type of slang at the same time, you've got to really know your audience when using it.

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

- Seneca, On Anger 3.31.3
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Reply #11 posted 09/25/18 4:40pm

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onlyforaminute said:

FullLipsDotNose said:

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lit

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I mean, yeah, I should definitely stick to the words I'm 100% sure about, but the problem is that if I did so, no one would probably talk to me here. The thing is there's a hegemony of English in the world, so if you don't know English, you're practically dead. And if you only speak "academic English", then you sound unnatural. So me using colloquial English is just a way to fit in. Besides, no one is going to teach you at school about "shit", "fuck" or "Netflix and chill". Try navigating the org without knowing these phrases. Good luck.



Yeah the problem with slang is it changes rapidly and not everybody uses the same type of slang at the same time, you've got to really know your audience when using it.


From my understanding "lit" can mean a couple things. It can mean that a person has a really good marijuana(or alcohol, or both) buzz going on. And that's usually how it's used now. However, i have heard people use it to describe something that was enjoyable. Like a really good movie, concert, party, etc...


As for having seen Nappily Ever After? I haven't. I usually don't watch movies like what NEA appears to be(it seems to be directed more towards a female audience), but since i kind of lust after Sanaa Lathan, I'm going to watch it. Also the story look interesting, so that's another plus.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #12 posted 10/03/18 4:24pm

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Watched it and YES, it was lit AF.... because I relate and a NON-White woman.... don't expect White folks to relate, especially men. This movie is not for you. Sorry.

If you are a woman of color, this movie is as deep as the colonialism imposed on us on a daily. A must watch, and I will be getting that book. thumbs up!

BTW Fulllipsdotnose, you used the term perfectly.

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Reply #13 posted 10/03/18 10:59pm

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FullLipsDotNose said:

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lit

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I mean, yeah, I should definitely stick to the words I'm 100% sure about, but the problem is that if I did so, no one would probably talk to me here. The thing is there's a hegemony of English in the world, so if you don't know English, you're practically dead. And if you only speak "academic English", then you sound unnatural. So me using colloquial English is just a way to fit in. Besides, no one is going to teach you at school about "shit", "fuck" or "Netflix and chill". Try navigating the org without knowing these phrases. Good luck.

You did fine. I'm 'old' and I got it. Your English is superb, by the way.

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Reply #14 posted 10/04/18 10:16am

onlyforaminute

Ricky is cute but his accent didn't sound British to me

Ricky Whittle


Sanaa was cut with her shaved head she's got the structure for it.

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

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Reply #15 posted 10/04/18 8:57pm

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onlyforaminute said:

English is my first language but I'm old and don't care about keeping up with the lastest slang so I'm no help. How about saying what you mean using words you understand the meaning of.

eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek BTW you owe her an apology for bringing comments like this to the discussion. How are you going to tell a person HOW TO TALK???? WTF is wrong with you? The fuckery I swear! Ugh. She simply used words she wanted to use and that should be OK.



And after watching that movie you can only talk about accents and a shaved head???? You missed the whole point and it is so frustrating. This is a movie about the struggle of identity, the struggle of fitting in. A movie about acceptance, and it is not mentioend in any of your comments. What about the story of the movie? Seems like you don't care about any of those things... just criticism and you miss the points of what the story is about. You might as well only talk about Sanaa's tits.



Feeling attacked? Well it is clear Black women can not have a safe space to speak on issues that press on them on a daily, issues that are to others missed because others make such a big stink about our hair. That our hair makes us ugly. Our hair is being discussed in courtrooms, our hair is practically illegal to wear in a business office. Because laws have been drawn up in the USA to force women to straighten their hair and wear it unnaturally in order to look less Black, and conform to look more like White folks. It is a film that touches on issues of racism.

Could you imagine if your natural, clean, and groomed hair was considered unkept to go to school or work????

It was a suberb movie because it helps White people have a window into the racism imposed on Black people by Whites, which is called COLONIALISM... and overcoming that. MY GOD HOW YOU MISSED THOSE POINTS.......

Ugh, this is why I stay away from the fucking org, I am reminded of the bullshit.... let me go to Pippet's thread.




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Reply #16 posted 10/05/18 4:21am

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don't expect White folks to relate, especially men. This movie is not for you. Sorry.



i'm gonna watch it now

and enjoy it

so there razz

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MoBettaBliss said:

paintedlady said:

don't expect White folks to relate, especially men. This movie is not for you. Sorry.



i'm gonna watch it now

and enjoy it

so there razz




lol Well dammit please prove my ass wrong, I hope you do enjoy it! biggrin

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Reply #18 posted 10/05/18 7:19am

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MoBettaBliss said:



i'm gonna watch it now

and enjoy it

so there razz




lol Well dammit please prove my ass wrong, I hope you do enjoy it! biggrin



i did lol

made myself a cup of tea and said to my wife "i'm told this movie is NOT for me... so i'm watching it.. all of it"... she was like "ok babe... whatever you say" and then went about her business as if she didn't care at all about my petulant stance ... grrrrr

so yeah... movie had good things to say... head shave scene was powerful and well acted... the pain and freedom all mixed in together

i struggle a bit to relate as (apart from being a white dude in australia smile) i've never really given two fucks about how people think i look... i've always dressed/presented myself for me... and i've also always found natural beauty appealing

i can connect to a movie like this though... i'd have to be pretty dumb to miss what they trying to portray ... and i happen to be all for what they were getting at

mothers sure can mess their kids up though, right?

i thought dad was cool... the waitress pouring his drink looking at his picture was priceless lol

nice to see you btw... i'm only back for a minute

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Reply #19 posted 10/05/18 8:05am

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onlyforaminute said:

English is my first language but I'm old and don't care about keeping up with the lastest slang so I'm no help. How about saying what you mean using words you understand the meaning of.

eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek BTW you owe her an apology for bringing comments like this to the discussion. How are you going to tell a person HOW TO TALK???? WTF is wrong with you? The fuckery I swear! Ugh. She simply used words she wanted to use and that should be OK.



And after watching that movie you can only talk about accents and a shaved head???? You missed the whole point and it is so frustrating. This is a movie about the struggle of identity, the struggle of fitting in. A movie about acceptance, and it is not mentioend in any of your comments. What about the story of the movie? Seems like you don't care about any of those things... just criticism and you miss the points of what the story is about. You might as well only talk about Sanaa's tits.



Feeling attacked? Well it is clear Black women can not have a safe space to speak on issues that press on them on a daily, issues that are to others missed because others make such a big stink about our hair. That our hair makes us ugly. Our hair is being discussed in courtrooms, our hair is practically illegal to wear in a business office. Because laws have been drawn up in the USA to force women to straighten their hair and wear it unnaturally in order to look less Black, and conform to look more like White folks. It is a film that touches on issues of racism.

Could you imagine if your natural, clean, and groomed hair was considered unkept to go to school or work????

It was a suberb movie because it helps White people have a window into the racism imposed on Black people by Whites, which is called COLONIALISM... and overcoming that. MY GOD HOW YOU MISSED THOSE POINTS.......

Ugh, this is why I stay away from the fucking org, I am reminded of the bullshit.... let me go to Pippet's thread.




Thank you for calling him out for criticizing her choice of words. I think she speaks amazing English. He is a very arrogant person.

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Reply #20 posted 10/05/18 8:18am

onlyforaminute

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onlyforaminute said:


English is my first language but I'm old and don't care about keeping up with the lastest slang so I'm no help. How about saying what you mean using words you understand the meaning of.



eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek BTW you owe her an apology for bringing comments like this to the discussion. How are you going to tell a person HOW TO TALK???? WTF is wrong with you? The fuckery I swear! Ugh. She simply used words she wanted to use and that should be OK.



And after watching that movie you can only talk about accents and a shaved head???? You missed the whole point and it is so frustrating. This is a movie about the struggle of identity, the struggle of fitting in. A movie about acceptance, and it is not mentioend in any of your comments. What about the story of the movie? Seems like you don't care about any of those things... just criticism and you miss the points of what the story is about. You might as well only talk about Sanaa's tits.



Feeling attacked? Well it is clear Black women can not have a safe space to speak on issues that press on them on a daily, issues that are to others missed because others make such a big stink about our hair. That our hair makes us ugly. Our hair is being discussed in courtrooms, our hair is practically illegal to wear in a business office. Because laws have been drawn up in the USA to force women to straighten their hair and wear it unnaturally in order to look less Black, and conform to look more like White folks. It is a film that touches on issues of racism.




Could you imagine if your natural, clean, and groomed hair was considered unkept to go to school or work????






It was a suberb movie because it helps White people have a window into the racism imposed on Black people by Whites, which is called COLONIALISM... and overcoming that. MY GOD HOW YOU MISSED THOSE POINTS.....




Ugh, this is why I stay away from the fucking org, I am reminded of the bullshit.... let me go to Pippet's thread.










Really? I'm getting you are making a ton of incorrect assumptions.

What is more powerful than a "beautiful" black woman shaving her head like that on camera? There is so much being said in that single gesture. I understood it completely which is why I'm harping on it. How vulnerable.


This thread became all about what the word "lit" meant as opposed to the movie because the OP doesn't speak like in reallife, why be fake, be yourself whoever you are, embrace it, love it.


Please stop trying to pretend you know all about this natural 4c woman based on a couple of sentences on a message board. If one doesn't understand, ask, I'm perfectly capable of explaining what I mean.

And the movie wasn't about showing white people anything. It was about finding ones true self. Everything isn't about shaking a finger in white folks face.
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Reply #21 posted 10/05/18 9:39am

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I loved the message of not bending over backwards or being how others think you should be.
"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

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