(Closed) GHETTO say yes to the dress

posted 10 years ago in Family
Post # 47
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The overuse and the misuse of the word “ghetto” is irritating. Let’s expand our vocabularies…please.

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

As everyone else has said no i dont think it will be ghetto, but cheesy, yes. I think everyone needs to chill out about the word “ghetto” and stop assuming she meant something bad by it. She most likely means it will be ghetto as in “a stupid cheesy rip-off” as everyone else has mentioned. But we dont KNOW exactly what she means so dont get offended so quickly.

Post # 49
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think it will be “ghetto” (for whatever that might mean to the OP). Like the original SYTTD, I’m sure there will be tons of (to some people) hideous, over the top dresses that are crazy expensive. I’m sure there will be women creating drama for the cameras. Like in NYC, there are tons of people in Atlanta with plenty of $$$$$$ to burn, and I bet many people will travel from other southern cities to go to that dress shop for the show.

For me personally, I hope they don’t just try to focus on every woman in the South being a “Southern Bell” – as that will make the show cheesy and boring.

Post # 50
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@JessicaL.  You’re right, we don’t KNOW exactly what she means but I know that the word ghetto is NOT an adjective.  Just as you get to assume that she means “a stupid cheesy rip off”, others can assume that she meant it in a perjorative manner because she did not clarify what she meant.  Therefore, just as you are not offended, others can choose to be offended by the term. 

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think the OP is trying to get a rise out of people.  I have noticed in other threads that this person has left pretty condescending comments on others’ posts…..

 

Post # 52
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

cabanagrl9 hit the nail on the head.  The op got the reaction she wanted. 

Post # 53
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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@SouthernTulip: I actually said this, and I think a few others have implied this. By saying something is ghetto because its in Atlanta, a predominantly African American city, there is definitely a racist implication to that that plenty of us are not comfortable with. However, since the OP has not been back to clarify, I agree with others that she probably said this to stir up drama, so its probably best we stop posting to this thread.

Post # 54
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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@bkchi: All I’m saying is we shouldnt assume she means bad by it. but as PP said her threads are questionable….

Post # 55
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Sugar bee

QueenBecca- I saw her daughter on Platinum Wedding. I mean, THAT was platinum. Five different dresses? It was nice though. Very nice!

 

Post # 56
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was talking to my friend, who is Jewish and grew up in both Russia and Israel, about the word “ghetto” the other day. I guess that it was originally a term that was used to describe overcrowded areas where Jewish people were forced to live – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghetto. I had no idea! I use it here and there in a similar context to the word “cloogy.” Like, when my Fiance fixed his motorcycle frame using tape (he’s waiting for the new ones to come in,) I told him it was a ghetto fix. I don’t associate it to a particular race or location at all, but I guess that’s how a lot of people use it?

Here’s another ambiguous one — “gipped” or “gypped.” Did you know that can be offensive? A friend of mine got offended when I used it a few years ago, saying that he has gypsies in his family and that it’s a politically incorrect term. I had NO IDEA!!

Post # 57
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it’s really funny to think about them interviewing “Randys”

Post # 58
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Believe it or not, couture designers can be found in Atlanta.  Aside from that, there is something very romantic about being a Southern Bride (I wish I was one!) and I am really looking forward to seeing these girls shop for their dresses.

I don’t understand if you mean “ghetto” to mean bad mannered or cheap, or low class or what, but saying that about a dress show (we aren’t talking Real Housewives here) makes no sense to me.

Post # 59
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

You’ve obviously never been in Bridals by Lori. That place is hella expensive.

Post # 60
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve watched the Real Housewifes of Atlanta, and I could describe that show as being ‘ghetto’…and what I mean is the women on that show are over the top and attention seeking, regardless of race.  The same goes for the New Jersy one.

I’m probably gonna get some crap from other posters about this, but judjing from the comment the wanna be Randy said in the preview about that girl ‘having money in that booty bump’… I think it sounds a little ‘ghetto’ or lacking class.

I completely understand the orgins of the word, and I don’t use it freely, but I’ve definatly heard many people say something like ‘that is ghetto’ refering to the way people are acting/dressing/talking/etc.

Post # 61
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

*facepalm*

 

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