I keep hearing the term “ratchet” thrown around and I want nothing more than an entomology for where it came from.
I found this video. The original slang I think I can trace to this music video describing a dance based on a ‘larger than life’ persona. It became associated with people who try to live larger than they are. Someone who like the first definition acts like they’re all that but they aren’t and that definition became associated with the image of ‘ratchetness.’ More recently it’s been taking on a positive connotation. “Check out these ratchet rims on my Benz (yo)” I think that has more to do with making someone better than it is, like ratcheting up the quality? Or taking the idea of a ratchet person aspiring to be more than they are and embracing it? Beyonce says it’s cool now, so it probably is.
i was cuddling this guy once n he had his head on my chest n just whispered “what did you just think about?” and i went “netflix” becus i was thinkin about netflix and he just went
"oh. your heart sped up and i… ok"