Sh*t Bougie Black People Love

Shit Bougie Black Girls Say

The bougie black girl's patron saint

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or one of Rick Ross’ breasts for the past month, you’ve undoubtedly seen, read, or heard about “Shit Girls Say” and the dozens of increasingly contrived spin-offs it’s spawned. (Seriously, at this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if went on YouTube and saw “Shit Gay German-Ethiopian Boys Say To Baltimore Strip-Club Bouncers”)

As a friend and I were discussing these videos earlier in the week, she half-jokingly complained that no one made a video about things her demographic — the biracial woman — says. I corrected her, saying that “Shit Bougie Black Girls Say” would definitely be more appropriate for her “Hampton undergrad, Harvard grad”-ass ass.

Her response was predictable. First, she did what every single black person who’s ever been accused of being bougie by anyone at any time always does first: deny the fact that she’s bougie. Then, she denied the fact that bougie black girls even say or do anything “special enough” to warrant an entire video for them.

As you’ll begin to see in the next paragraph, I disagreed.

“Does he own a passport?”

If you’re ever in doubt as to whether a black girl is truly bougie, ask her if she’d date a guy who didn’t own a passport. If she says something normal like “I guess. I mean, I don’t see why not.” she’s probably not. But, if she recoils in fear, breaks out in hives, and starts running in circles while crying and screaming “NONONONONONONONO!!!!!!” you’ve probably found yourself a bougie black girl.

Bougie black girls reading this, can you explain something to me? What is the big deal with the passport? I mean, I understand loving to travel and wanting your potential beau to be able to travel with you, but what’s preventing you from just asking him to get one. Seriously, the conversation would go exactly like this:

“Hey, I want to go to Spain this summer, and I’d like you to come with me. Do you have a passport?”

“No, nubian princess, God of my Earth, but I’d love to make that trip with you, and I can get one.”

“Cool.” 

(See how easy that was?)

“That’s my favorite Thai restaurant”

For whatever reason, Thai food has catapulted past all other international cuizines as the bougie black girl’s default food of choice, leaving Ethiopian food, Indian food, and p*ssy juice in it’s curry-scented dust.

Perhaps the collective decision to be Thai food philes occurred in one of those mysterious early Saturday morning meetings Delta chapters love to have. If that’s true, it helps to explain why they each have to devote like 30% of their yearly income to Delta dues. They’re not giving back to the main office. They’re putting their money together to fund all these gotdamn Thai restaurants popping up all over the damn place.

Also, note how the bougie black girl says “that’s my favorite” — a linguistic trick letting the listener know that her bougie ass has been to enough Thai restaurants to be able to deem one her favorite.

“I’m not bougie”

I referenced this before — bougie motherf*ckers never seem to want to acknowledge their bougieness — but, the more I think about it, the more I think this denial is inauthentic. I think they enjoy being thought of as bougie because it assigns a certain social status to them. But, since they know it’s not socially acceptable to relish that status, they verbally deny it while doing mental jumping jacks of joy. (“He called me bougie! This means that he thinks I’m worth some effort! Lemme pretend not to be bougie so he doesn’t think I’m too siddity“)

“Where’s brunch?”

Panama’s already touched on this, but bougie black girls love brunch more than fat crackheads love Home Depot.

“I’m so ratchet.”

Sign #318 that you’re definitely, unequivocally, absolutely, unmistakably, positively, and emphatically NOT ratchet: You refer to yourself as ratchet.

“Wait, who’s going to be there?” 

It doesn’t matter if they’re going to a party or just going out to the front lawn to pick up the newspaper, bougie black girls don’t even consider going anywhere unless they know exactly who else is going. Now, finding out that some of the “wrong” people are going doesn’t necessarily stop them from going, but it does influence their attire, mode of transportation, intoxication level, tph (tweets per hour) count, and whether the guy she invites back to her house later “adds to her number.

“Is he Greek?”

“Greek” can also be replaced with “from here,” done with school,” “driving that,” or “gay

“Where’d you get that?” “Target, girl.” “OH MY GOD!!!”

You haven’t lived until you listened to two bougie black girls practically orgasm with surprise over a recent purchase one of them made at Target. What makes it even better is the fact that they have the exact same convo with the exact same orgasm of surprise each time at least once a week.

Anyway, people of VSB.com, that’s it for me. Can you think of any more shit that bougie black girls (or guys) say?

—Damon Young (aka “The Champ”)

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Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a contributing editor for EBONY.com. He resides in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes.

  • SororSalsa

    Bougie sistahs unknowingly correct their less bougie friends’ pronunciation of designers (ahem…maybe that was just me). When I first got to college, I thought that “Ag-ner” was some brand I had never heard of. It was 3 weeks before I realized my roommate and her friends were talking about Aigner.

    Yeah….I’m bougie.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      just had one of my bougie homegirls correct me on the spelling of bougie

      • KneeCee

        I was just recently told to “just start teaching English already since you always correct us!” Some people are soooo sensitive…

        • Felicia

          I agree. Maybe I just like to hear words spelled and pronounced correctly. Me, and all my friends that I hang out with, know that I am NOT bougie. I just have a taste for the nicer things in life. Quality, I am all about Quality!!!

          • Cris

            spoken like a true bougie girl, I am the same way in denial about my bougieness

          • Bourgeoise

            It is “my friends and I” not me and my friends. I’m just saying!

            • susieratchet

              clearly, she isn’t bourgeoise with that grammar. i’m just saying!

          • Alpha Kenny Juan

            Felicia, you wrote, “Me, and all my friends that I hang out with, know that I am NOT bougie.” The word “me” is an object pronoun, and you used it incorrectly. Replace it with the subject pronoun “I” and then you can continue to correct others’ spelling and pronunciation to your heart’s content – until someone else catches you committing another egregious grammatical error.

          • ToCute

            That’s bougie…

      • StrawberryPoptarts

        i noticed the “r” missing as well. (lol)

      • PurpleView

        We met at Jack & Jill.

    • southernsweetness

      LOL, I was about to type OMG, but THAT would have been bourgeois *winks at Champ*.
      My friends and I used to do the SAME THING. “Girl where did you get your “ag-ners” it was years before I learned to say “aughn-yay”… and i won’t tell you how how we used to say “Givenchy” . . .

      • SororSalsa

        Oh, do tell! Pretty please???

        • southernsweetness

          i can’t believe i’m tell you this on a PUBLIC FORUM, but i used to say it just as it’s spelled,
          “Gu (u as in under)-VEN-CHEE” instead of
          “zha-VON-cshi”…… I was pretty rachet!!!

          • KZ

            *blank stare* that’s how you pronounce Givenchy? Oh. I’m still workingon Louboutin… (I refuse to refer to them as red bottom shoes)

            • Herecomesthesun

              Lol….yesterday I overheard a girl calling them “luey-batons”

          • Herecomesthesun

            Wow, I am uber impressed by your phonetic spelling skills!

          • Lulu Marie

            sorry ladies I have to correct you all.
            Givenchy is pronounce Ji van she
            louboutin is LU bu ten
            Aigner is A gnee.
            lol Hope you all appreciate it.

        • southernsweetness

          i can’t believe i’m telling you this on a PUBLIC FORUM, but i used to say it just as it’s spelled,
          “Gu (u as in under)-VEN-CHEE” instead of
          “zha-VON-cshi”…… I was pretty rachet!!!

      • Bourgeoise

        Truly, speaking French is a must! It makes pronouncing the names of many designers easier.

        • YesILikeNiceThings

          I like your correct spelling of bourgeois. Yes, I am a bit on the bourgeois side… Tyler Perry has GOT to do better!

    • Corley

      What’s Aigner? You can’t be talking about that cheap shoe designer Etienne Aigner that is sold in Macy’s. Only people with GEDs wear her shoes

      • M

        Pretty sure that Etienne is French for Steven, so while the shoes are still cheap, the designer is a man.

        • Dalia

          Stephane is French for Stephen.

          • jgee

            Uhm Etienne is french for Steven. Like St.Etienne = Saint Steven.

        • cp

          Etienne is actually French for Ethan…

        • Jessie

          Etienne is French for Ethan, y’all. Get it together.

      • stephanie

        U are definitely bougie when you say shit like “only people with GEDs” where Aigner. I’ve never worn them because it is more of a classic designer (and by classic, I mean for old people), but I wouldn’t go as far to call it cheap. Since when was Macys deemed to be Kmart-like?

        • Come On People

          I have never really liked that designer. Rachel Roy has the baddest shoes, along with Jessica Simpson. I know those are the lower end shoes but i love them anyway. And Target is the bomb. However, I am not a Thai food eater, I will take Sushi any day over that…lol So i guess I am not Bourgie…lol

          • Aj

            Naw…shallow captures it better.

    • erin

      call me what u want, but whenever i hear someone pronounce the L in salmon is makes me cringe

      • Melanie

        YES! I HAVE LEFT A DATE EARLY BECAUSE OF THAT! LOL

        • WayUpThere

          #bougie

          • Tiarra

            Uh-Hum … Macy’s is worse than TARGET! The last time I shopped there was when we were rockin TommyHilfiger in high school

            #IJS

      • SJ

        :/
        I do it ALL the time but English isn’t my first language. I also get teased when I say “broom the floor” or ‘I have sleep.” Its HARD when its second nature!!

      • Ebony

        I must agree with that and “sword” pronounced with a “w” call my boujie.

      • Tee

        yyeessssss it irks the crap outta me too! Most of my family says it like that, like SAL-MAN! I’m like NO dammit the L is silent! *eye-twitchin*

      • Kristen

        LOL!!!

    • CD

      Guilty as charged…I would have preferred to see you drag acting this out but it suffices as a meme.

    • Epicureandiva

      I’m so glad their referring to Deltas…AKAs wouldn’t be so ignorant!

      • Monica

        they’re

        • T

          LOL!

      • A Delta Diva

        ^^^^^Aww you are too cute! lol
        This post is Hilarious! I love this Thai spot by my house! lol
        Then there is this Vietnamese Restaurant that Ilove a lil more. How about I cringe when people spell Bourgeois wrong. And honestly most of us are Bourgeois. Yes I know the definition because I was trying to prove a point once. Bourgeois actually just menas middle class. But if you refer to the Marxist Theory it is a little different.. Anywho My husband calls me Boo, which he says is short for Bourgeois!

        • A Delta Diva

          *dayum phone

      • Kelly G

        wow!… their?! LOL! Thanks Monica for offering the correction! You are sooo ratchet!

      • Lyric Jones

        Only someone of pure ignorance would make a comment like this. You completely missed the essence of this post! Intelligence is the torch of wisdom, not ignorance:)

    • Estelle

      Dam I’m guilty. Why was I just talking about learning how to make Thai food cuz I love it so much. Dam is that real bougie LOL

    • Nia

      lol Too funny but so true. This was me and all of my friends. You forgot “Girl please”, “OMG”, “Did he even graduate?”, “Child please”, “So wait, does he have a job?”, “Girl I couldn’t even do it”

    • http://STARringInYourWorld.tumblr ChanelDatStar1

      As a proud “bougie black girl” I would say: “I would rather be called bougie than ghetto!!” <– truth.ORG

  • Dom

    I love Thai food!

    • dreamgirlniks

      And brunch! :-)

      • shatani

        i LOVE brunch. but i can’t get down with thai…they put peanuts in EVERYTHING!

        *allergic*

        • Shelby

          “they put peanuts in EVERYTHING!”

          Not true! I order spicy chicken panang – a curry with coconut milk, some spices, and green beans served with rice…it’s good! And no peanuts. There are also some noodle dishes without peanuts, too.

          But, “I’m not bougie” – I just like Thai. lol

          • Girl Kanyeshrug

            Massaman curry never has peanuts…

            • ThisIshRightHereNinja

              Massaman Curry ALWAYS has peanuts. May not have whole legumes in it, but peanut butter is a main ingredient. Bring an epi pen.

              • Shelby

                True.

                Shatani, do NOT…I repeat, Do NOT order the Massaman Curry. Peanut butter is indeed the main ingredient.

                • Rush

                  Coconut milk will also hurt someone with a nut allergy because it is a tree nut.

                  (Signed someone with a nut allergy)

                • whitney

                  wait, so what was this post about again?

                  :)

                • Girl Kanyeshrug

                  oops sorry! I never noticed

              • Kristen

                woah

          • Come On People

            I prefer the way trinidadians prepare curry. I could not really deal with curry by any other culture *shrug* Just not my cup of tea.

          • LC

            I am allergic to peanuts as well and recently had a MAJOR allergic reaction to Thai curry that the waiter promised had no nuts as an ingredient. Shatani, better safe than sorry hun. On my way to get Indian food right now : )

      • A Woman’s Eyes

        Extra bougie = champagne brunch

        A winner = she can cook the whole brunch in her sleep and does it just because she loves love.

        • http://georgiabellerambles.com Rita

          Aint nothing like a good brunch with mimosas…

          and don’t get me started on my pad thai entrees, love it…

          but no, don’t get it twisted, I’m not bougie…

          *saunters off slowly*

          • rhenewal

            Rita, girl. I’m with you. But I really don’t think I’m bougie.

        • Nicole

          …it’s not brunch if there’s no champagne! That’s just a late breakfast ;)

          • A Delta Diva

            I know right, Mimosa heaven! At the end I am like less oj more champagne.

      • http://www.styleillusions.com WIP

        Brunch is everything. Brunch is what you would eat all day everyday if you never had to worry about gaining weight.

        • southernsweetness

          Cosign.
          Ever tried a mimosa with blood-orange juice. . . owwww….

          • Princess_jasmen

            Ever had a Strawberry one?

        • Eve

          I live for brunch. My favorite meal of the week. I have a document with bottomless brunch spots saved on my phone.

          • krislama

            Eve is my kinda girl! Bottomless brunch is everything! @the champ lay off the early morning turned early afternoon Delta meetings! And add “*fill in the blank* is everything” to your list

          • GoldenGirl

            You’re winning!!! Bottomless mimosas are my middle name and I am always looking here in Brooklyn for those gems! In fact I’m going to make an evernote doc right now.

    • EngrGenius

      Thai food is so good. I guess that makes me bougie then oh well LOL

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      thai food = the devil

      • GypsyCurl

        LOL I just went to my favorite Thai place yesterday. And had the leftovers for lunch today.

        You forgot to list sushi as super bougie. I also have a fav sushi place.

        • Sandpaper

          I thought bougie women didn’t do doggie bags and leftovers. You’ve got some explaining to do.

      • A Woman’s Eyes

        taking a bougie girl to thai restaurant = the devil = great post-thai restaurant sex = a retraction of your stating that sex is overrated.

        *lmao*

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          taking a bougie girl to thai restaurant = the devil = great post-thai restaurant sex = a retraction of your stating that sex is overrated.

          tu motherf*ckin shea

          • A

            Bougie women correct spelling/pronunciation for good reason. Took me a bit to figure out what “tu motherf*ckin shea” meant. The only “shea” I know is the butter kind.

            Touché*

            • TrackStar

              He was being sarcastic. He’s referenced the tu shea vs touche thing before (Champ used to be a teacher ya know).

            • Cams

              hahahahahahahahaha, perfect, I always get so annoyed trying to make my accent marks since I switched from my international keyboard…

          • Bourgeoise

            You may want to move to another blog! I am not very pleased with your choice of words.

      • #1snowflake

        What is hilarious is the bougie black guy that took me to lunch the other day and suggested Thai. I kept rolling my eyes and begging for a burger but come to find out I really liked the joint …
        I would have picked apart congressional black caucus events … That brings out the bougie in epic proportions- just my opinion lol!

      • Cali

        HOW & WHY is Thai food the devil?? Champ, did you encounter a string of bougie girls that all tortured you @ Thai restaurants or something? As you may have guessed, I loooove Thai food & could eat it errrryday so I find its listing as a symptom of bougiery unfair. Booooo!

        As for the passport, dude could just get one. However, if he’s UNWILLING to get one b/c he’s not interested in ever traveling, that’s another story – he may just be too neighborhood for me.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          HOW & WHY is Thai food the devil??

          only the devil can produce that type of heat in my intestines

          • cosmopolitan shy girl

            Thanks Champ. Now I’m ordering Thai for lunch instead of eating my vegetable medley I brought to work.

          • Cali

            Ohhhh… sorry, Champ. Thankfully, Thai has never changed the balance in my intestinal walls but I now understand your position. I bet it was good going down though, huh?! Don’t lie, Champ!

      • Tiarra

        There’s a great Thai Food place right behind Saks 5th ave off of Rodeo Dr. … If u ever ever ever are in LA please try it!

    • Royale W. Cheese

      Salvadorian food is great. Papusas are my favorite. #alwaysonestepaheadofbougie

      • GypsyCurl

        And Sushi!!!! Mmmmm!

        • KBall

          Sushi used to be the bougie food, but the commoners have caught on. ;) Maybe being able to eat sushi with chopsticks vs a fork, or eating rolls vs pieces should be a differentiator.

          • http://www.styleillusions.com WIP

            Think there is still some classism in sushi though. You have those who won’t eat sushi from Publix (they make it fresh right there). Then you have those who eat the fried sushi (Americanized sushi), then you have the purists who are actually down for the fish itself without the accoutrements.

            • KneeCee

              There’s fried sushi?!?!?!???

              #jesustakethewheel

              • Royale W. Cheese

                LMAO @ #jesustakethewheel

            • Bourgeoise

              I’m impressed.

          • TrackStar

            I was just thinking that. When hood chicks (Tiny and her crew) are talking about how much they LOVE sushi, it has officially lost its bougie-ness. lol

          • http://asiyah3.wordpress.com Asiyah

            “Sushi used to be the bougie food, but the commoners have caught on.”

            LOL so true. I’m pretty common and I’ve grown to like sushi. Caught on to it.

            • Hood Honey

              Fried Rice with Shrimps is my favorite Thai food

          • LOL

            Funny you mentioned chopsticks. One time a waitress brought utensils to me and I had to ask “excuse me, where are my chopsticks?” Yes, I was offended (I was the only one she did that too). And no I’m not bougie.

            Okay, maybe I am a little lol. Oh well.

      • Shelby

        “#alwaysonestepaheadofbougie”

        Riiiiiiight! One personifies bougie by actually setting trends, not following them. I’m in love with Indian food right now…#IJS

      • Quele

        True Story: A few years ago, I got into Salvadorean food myself, especially pupusas, after some Salvadorean (soccer) teammates introduced me to them. After every game, my coach’s wife would bring me the traditional Salvadorean meal of pupusas and curtido, and my teammates would explain in Spanglish that pupusas are traditionally eaten in their country as a sort of post-victory meal. I thought I was bridging some major cultural gap when I witnessed their smiles and unbridled joy when I would ask for more pupusas, because I really did enjoy them.

        …That was until a teammate informed me that “pupusa” is also Salvadorean slang for a certain part of the female anatomy, and the guys were really just having a good laugh at my expense that whole time. That being said, it was a good joke… and I still enjoy pupusas and curtido whenever I pass by a Salvadorean restaurant.

        • Royale W. Cheese

          Great story. Puts a new spin on my original post. lol.

      • BougieEnough

        pupusas are the move!

        summer weekends in red hook, the pupusa trucks are out in full force.

        But nothing is better than JAPANESE!

      • cosmopolitan shy girl

        Yes a pork pupusa will take you to glory, girl.

    • Jamaicangirl

      I love Thai Food as well, there is nothing like a good Pad Thai. Oh and Brunch is everything, especially a bottomless mimosa brunch.

    • http://wildcougarconfessions.com Wild Cougar

      Pad Thai is heaven, and the devil. At the same time. But I’m not bougie

    • Lioness Rising

      My friends and I have eaten Thai food so much that we got tired of it and had Moroccan.. Great but not the same!

      • http://vanityinperil.com Vanity in Peril

        Moroccan food is amazeballs.

    • Eric

      I like tacos.

      • A Woman’s Eyes

        lol

        side note: a bougie chick would probably ask you if you like them with flour or corn and if you like them fried and say you’re not expanding your food horizons if you like the crispy taco shells from the grocery store.

        • Royale W. Cheese

          If she takes him to a Mexican food truck, is that considered bougie? Might be considered hipster.

          • A Woman’s Eyes

            Its only bougie if she says its authenic and can name the specific region in Mexico that that the food comes from that sets it apart from other Mexican food trucks. LMAO

    • Justmetheguy

      As hilarious as this post was, I gotta side with the Boughie chicks on the Thai food. Can’t co-sign its awesomeness enough. Damn…But this post was hilarious, and somehow I just knew it was Champ. Too funny tho. Especially this:
      ” I think they enjoy being thought of as bougie because it assigns a certain social status to them. But, since they know it’s not socially acceptable to relish that status, they verbally deny it while doing mental jumping jacks of joy. (“He called me bougie! This means that he thinks I’m worth some effort! Lemme pretend not to be bougie so he doesn’t think I’m too siddity“)” Man u hit the nail on it’s boughie *ss head lol

      • G2theG

        I too am laughing SO hard at this post and comments! @Justmetheguy

  • http://www.twitter.com/brotherjames ChaoticDiva

    I want royalties for you using my likeness. Just saying. Don’t hate this bougie nerd tomboy crazy girl.

    Yeah, I run the gamut, Frys, and the shoe department. And the fridge. Step away from the fridge.

    *continues to drink Nyquil*

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      run the gamut on deez

      • http://www.twitter.com/brotherjames ChaoticDiva

        [cue “Mr. Jefferson”]

        ….that’s ignorant.

  • http://lizburr.com Liz

    The passport thing, while not my requirement, is I guess understandable. See, we want a man who is well-traveled. Sure he can get a passport to go on a trip with me but that’s not the point. The point is, have you been anywhere outside of the country? Has it ever crossed your mind to make it happen before I met you?

    LMAO at ‘I’m so ratchet.’ Yes. THIS. I hate the word, mostly cuz bougie ppl use it in place of “ghetto” but seem to think they’re taking some moral high road because of it.

    There are many more things bougie Black girls talk about. Like, making plans to go to the Vineyard (but make sure it’s not during the weekend when The Negroes are all there), talk about maintaining appearances (which liquors can and can’t be imbibed in public, which foods can and can’t be eaten in public, etc)…and other bougie topics. Not that I’m bougie or anything.

    • shatani

      is it wrong that i dont know what ratchet means? does that negate my bougieosity?

      • A Woman’s Eyes

        It means that on an integer scale, with ratchet at +100 and ultra bougie at -100 (hey, it’s my scale!) you are at 0, which translates into you’re right in the middle. You’re neutral.

    • Satya

      lol. I love your additions. I do not eat fried chicken in public, nor do I eat watermelon, bananas, or drink kool-aid in public. While I do enjoy drinking hood rat drinks on occasion I will only drink St. Ides special brew in the hood or the privacy of my own home.

      Bougie black girls also try to make sure they don’t do anything to “set the race back”. They also scoff if you eat at aforementioned Thai restaurant using a fork instead of chopsticks… These are just two things I heard

      • EngrGenius

        I’m not alone in not eating fried chicken in public. I only buy kool aid if I can use the self-checkout

        • karmell

          you’re n ot alone, I won’t eat fried chicken in public either. I hate watermelon, and my parents never EVER bought kool-aid. guess that means I’m bougie

          • Justmetheguy

            ” I hate watermelon, and my parents never EVER bought kool-aid. guess that means I’m bougie”

            That is correct. Unless you’re not in fact black. Then the play would be sent to the booth for further review lol

        • cosmopolitan shy girl

          I hate the self-checkout becaue the machine is always saying your business all loud lol

          • Chanelle

            I guess I shouldn’t be in that line when purchasing vaginal creams…

      • A Woman’s Eyes

        lmao

        • http://iamyourpeople.com/ I Am Your People

          Lol at not eating fried chicken in public! As a bougie negress, I deny eating soul food, but I eat it in private *wears hoodie and sunglasses to Big Mamas Greasy Fatback and Thangs*

          • BougieEnough

            Sorry to hear that about the soul food. As someone who is just Bougie enough, I take my white friends to soul food places to put them on to what they’ve been missing.

          • Bourgeoise

            A bourgeoise should not deny who she is and what she likes. If you like soul food, you should eat it in public so that people know that upper middle class blacks are not all sell outs. I love soul food and I’m proud to eat it.

      • Phidelity15

        Glad to know I’m not the only one who doesn’t eat chicken in public. If folks could’ve seen the death ray glare I gave my co-worker for years everytime he started chomping on Popeye’s at our damn near colorless midtown office.

        • Teezy

          Lmao!!

      • http://wildcougarconfessions.com Wild Cougar

        Thai food with chopsticks? That’s just pretentious. Im not gonna try to get green curry sauce between sticks

        • Girl Kanyeshrug

          Curry allows you the luxury of using forks and spoons.

        • Justmetheguy

          I’m actually wit WC on this one. That sounds so pretentious that I thought the person that said it was just kidding…

      • Loving Me

        Wow.. I thought I was the only person who didn’t eat fried chicken or watermelon in public. I usually get side-eyed and called uppity for not doing that. I also wouldn’t be caught dead drinking cheap beer in public,won’t buy cheap “wine”, and look down my nose at anyone who confesses to drinking wine from a box or drinking 40’s but I will drink the hell outta some kool-aid… in the privacy of my own home or with family.

    • http://twitter.com/tylerg_thomas tgtaggie

      “The point is, have you been anywhere outside of the country? Has it ever crossed your mind to make it happen before I met you?”

      That’s understandable. Or it could mean ole dude was too busy trying get where he needs to be financially to be able to take a trip outside of the country.

      • http://lizburr.com Liz

        it’s much cheaper to travel abroad than most people think. if he’s that broke then, a bougie chick ain’t gonna want him no way.

        • A Woman’s Eyes

          See how a dude can’t win for losing? What if he simply wanted to go with a special woman he felt was worth the risk of dragging luggage, getting fondled by TSA, waiting in long lines at the airport, dealing with racial profiling just to go drink tea with her in Morrocco?

        • http://www.styleillusions.com WIP

          “it’s much cheaper to travel abroad than most people think.”
          shiyuuuuut. Plane tickets are too damn high! LOL, I think the reason I haven’t been yet is because I had no one to go with. When I have the money, others don’t. That seems to be the hardest part- actually planning a trip with people who will follow through.

          • Girl Kanyeshrug

            Try a cruise then. They are amazingly affordable, if you prefer not to fly out

            • http://twitter.com/tylerg_thomas tgtaggie

              I pretty risk adverse to cruises b/c something about my ancestors took a cruise to America about 300 years ago. lol.

              • A Woman’s Eyes

                lmao and I’m adverse to cruises because of the cruise ship Listeria reports and Somali pirates.

                • Zara

                  HAHA somali pirates!
                  I shouldn’t laugh b/c I’m Somali and the piracy situation is very sad and complicated…but I did LOL @ this.

            • http://www.styleillusions.com WIP

              I actually am planning a cruise but they’re just as expensive. There’s the cost of getting to the port. Then I ain’t trying to get an inside room, I want a big cabin with a view. Cruises do have a lot of specials and coupons though.

              • Girl Kanyeshrug

                Book waaay in advance to get a better deal. But there are a lot of deals online OR you can talk to the booking agents too.
                For the money you get EVERYTHING you will ever need on board. Stay away from excursions and go exploring on your own (another way to save money)

          • Justmetheguy

            “it’s much cheaper to travel abroad than most people think.”

            Well damn. Most people must think it’s a down payment on a house, cause it’s still an arm and a leg (coming from someone who loves to travel). I guess this is why bougie chicks value what you do for a living so much more than the rest of us lol

            ” When I have the money, others don’t. That seems to be the hardest part- actually planning a trip with people who will follow through.”

            Exactly. And going by yourself is….risky…just not the same

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      See, we want a man who is well-traveled

      why doe?

      • http://lizburr.com Liz

        I DUNNO. DOESN’T MATTER. IT’S IN THE HANDBOOK!!

        Some women might argue because they want a cultured man. Someone who has been outside of America for once in their life to see the world differently. There are endless socio-political reasons why traveling abroad is beneficial. Beneficial to dating? That’s debatable, but I assume it’s for like-minded reasons. Bougie black women have traveled and want a man who has traveled as well. Me personally I just want to compare travel notes. Also, to a bougie chick traveling abroad seems so basic, nobody wants to travel with the new booty whose never been on a flight longer than 2.5 hours.

        I once dated a guy who had a fear of heights and never rode on airplanes, and had no intentions of learning. As much as I love to travel, I had to think long and hard about taking things to the next step LOL. Sure, he was cool for the short term (super cute, very smart, etc) but for the long term? Nah, son. I couldn’t do it.

        • Corey

          So what about the people who travel abroad but haven’t even seen all the different parts of the country they just so happen to be a citizen of?

          • http://lizburr.com Liz

            Not the point to see all of America vs. seein other countries/cultures. See there’s America and then there’s everybody else. It’s much more commendable to me someone who has taken the time to step outside of the American bubble. Bonus points if you’ve been to any non-Western countries. A different set of bonus points if you’ve been to non first-world countries.

            • Andrea

              Very nicely said!

              • http://tdlove.wordpress.com Tonya

                (I wrote a comment earlier on my phone and the format looked funky to me so I am re-writing it)

                I think America has so much more to offer a traveler than one might think.

                The US has so many cultures, geographies, economies, languages, eating habits..etc. It’s definitely possible to learn a thing or two about life without having to cross the border.

                I spent most of my college years traveling all over the US. I have not yet set foot off of the continent. I would like to travel abroad, however my world won’t collapse if I didn’t.

                My priority right now is to make a difference in people’s lives within my community. If I am able to fulfill my life’s purpose, yet never get to travel abroad..I’m okay with that.

                I am also okay if I find a man, who also feels that getting a passport isn’t his number one priority.

              • Amore

                +1 to Liz. I don’t think it’s just not having a passport and the need to apply for one, I think it’s what’s associated with the type of guy who doesn’t already have one. IMO, I feel like people have a different mindset who are willing to travel abroad and want to experience life and culture from a different perspective.

                In my past experience, the type of guys who haven’t traveled and/or had no desire to travel outside of the US (hell, outside of their own state) seemed to be a little more close-minded to certain things in general. They were the ones who also never eaten at restaurants outside of your typical chain/American fast-food places. They were the ones that I had a harder time having deeper and more varied conversations about history, politics, current events, life and just the general world around us.

                Now I’m definitely not saying that ALL guys that do not travel are like this but that’s generally what I come across and what I associate with people who don’t even have the desire to experience a culture outside of our often self-centered American views.

                • http://wildcougarconfessions.com Wild Cougar

                  This.

            • Tonya

              Forme,thereisadifferencebtwnnotsettingfootoutsideyourhood,andnotsettingfootoutsideAmerica.Americahassomanydifferentcultures,languages,accents,climates,geographies,economies,eatinghabits,socialnorms..it’sdefinitelypossibletogainadifferentperspectivehere..
              You dont have to cross the border to learn something ..you just have to have an open mind..IspentthemajorityofmycollegeyearstravelingallovertheUS,.Ihaven’ttravelledabroad,yet. However myworldwon’tcollapseifIneverdo.Myfocusisonmakingadifferenceinpeople’sliveswithinmy,hood.If I am able to do fulfill my purpose in life, yet don’t get past Mexico in my travels, I’m ok with that.So,IguessIwouldbeokwithamanwhoseprioritiesdid not includegetting .

            • Corey

              Not to poo poo the world travelers out there but, I don’t know. Maybe its a me thing but I’m much less impressed with people who have been to Tibet and haven’t even seen the whole state they live in. Its the equivalent to a nucca with a fresh azz wardrobe and no car. A nice 100k car and no home. Its essentially hustling backwards. If you want to see poor people and a completely different culture how about starting with the ones that live on the other side of your town (you know, the ones you typically avoid and act like don’t exist)?

              • Sagey Bear

                Word. Though, it ain’t cool to correct women like this. So, while I agree and co-sign, I do not condone this message.

                • A Woman’s Eyes

                  *LMAO*

              • Mena

                Corey, when you finally do travel abroad, you will see the difference. Granted, I don’t care if my dude doesn’t have a passport but if when I want to visit another country, he better take his behind down to the post office and get his passport so that he can come with me. Once you have seen one part of the US, it really isn’t that different from the rest. But when you travel to one country and literally just cross the border and a whole different culture is in front of you (not include the scenery and food) it does blow your mind. It’s pretty cool actually.

                • Corey

                  I call shullbit. I’ve lived in 5 states in various regions of the country (currently in a new one) and there is a HUGE difference. For starters, not all parts of this wonderful country have coloreds. I’m learning about how sh!tty that is currently.

                  • Loving Me

                    +1 I’ve lived in several different states on opposite sides of the country and there is a big change. Not only demographics, but even things that you think wouldn’t vary like food, activities, entertainment so many things are different and it does cause you to re-evaluate previous thoughts/opinions/impressions of other groups of people. I’ve also been outside of the country but honestly there is alot to see in the US, alot to be learned and alot of different cultures within our own borders but people tend to travel to the tourist areas/highly populated vacation spots instead of going off the grid where you’ll actually see something new

                  • hayden3rd

                    are you in the NW?

              • TrackStar

                If you want to see poor people and a completely different culture how about starting with the ones that live on the other side of your town (you know, the ones you typically avoid and act like don’t exist)

                PREACH. Its just not as trendy to help or even acknowledge the poor in your own back yard. Nobody cares that Sandra Bullock adopted a black baby straight outta New Orleans, but we can’t get enough of Madonna’s and Brangelina’s African babies. Its more exotic, lol.

              • S Emm

                you do know that not every country outside the US is poor right? And what we would consider poor i.e. living in villages isn’t poor to them.

                Not to knock your comment, but learning about other countries and expanding your horizons is great. For example, going to Europe has taught me that there’s so much more to life than just working and making money. They’re soooo laid back out there and they work to live whereas we live to work. they’re not concerned.

                • Humble_One

                  @S Emm

                  “For example, going to Europe has taught me that there’s so much more to life than just working and making money. They’re soooo laid back out there and they work to live whereas we live to work. they’re not concerned.”

                  You have to leave the country to see this? I learned this in my early 20s in Detroit.

                  • Chanelle

                    lol me too. You don’t have to leave the country to find out whats important in life

                    • Corey

                      Agreed. If you do I think its more a statement about you than anything else.

              • GoldenGirl

                I’ve been to about 50% of the states, and to most of the major cities and metropolitan areas, and I must say I’m not very impressed with America. Not to say there’s not value or beauty in exploring this country, but I get so much more from exploring new places with different cultures and histories.

              • Humble_One

                @Corey

                “If you want to see poor people and a completely different culture how about starting with the ones that live on the other side of your town (you know, the ones you typically avoid and act like don’t exist)?”

                I agree. Don’t tell me about being here or there and you refuse to step foot in the hood parts of your city. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with traveling but I notice that some people that have traveled are just as ignorant as people that haven’t been anywhere. Leaving the U.S. does make you enlightened by default.

            • S Emm

              ++++++1

              It just shows people who are open minded. People really don’t realize how different the rest of the world is.

              honestly, traveling outside the US has helped me realize and understand so much more about my own country and why people view us the way they do.

              • cp

                Very true!! I’m a foreigner who grew up in NC but just moved to Mississippi. Though there are some drastic differences in the states, the mindsets are not all that different. There is still this sense of entitlement that is found here (even among the poor) that isnt found in other places around the world. For example, people can be poor in the states and still get food stamps and own Jordans and cellphones. Poor in other parts of the world is actually lacking completely!! Even food and water, and you certainly do not have luxuries like cellphones…just saying, there is a difference.

            • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

              yeah. i love you like a fat kid loves cake but thats bullmalarkey. been to singapore but ain’t seen no parts of anything past the mississippi river b/c its “just america”

              definitely some bougie sh*t.

            • SouthernCharm

              What if he’s well-traveled, hasn’t been out of the country, but wants to eventually travel internationally? In the meantime, he’s well-read enough to have a worldview that transcends the American bubble?

            • Atypical Double X

              I agree! Regardless of where you go in this country it’s still American, especially now when most nationalities in American are focusing on assimilation.

              • Justmetheguy

                @AtypicalDoubleX- Good point about the assimilation thing. Travel within America and across the globe is enlightening and can even prove lucrative regardless of which one comes first. As long as the person has the desire to see new places and things, or at the very least is open to it. I can’t be in a relationship with a close-minded person or a person that is overly reluctant to leave their comfort zone

              • A Woman’s Eyes

                The assimilation thing is a myth thanks to racism and xenophobia an also peoples own pride in their ethnic and/or religious communities in America. No, Americans are not all the same.

            • rhenewal

              I agree, Liz. And it’s not something we’re not doing ourselves. We just expect a potential dude to have similar interests and experiences as us. World travel is important.

      • FlygirlT

        My job affords me the opportunity to travel to a different country every week, usually in Africa or South America. I have dated men with no passports with the idea that oh they’ll get one, but they never do. I have learned that someone who has a broader perspective on life around the world will have a difference of opinion on so many things (gender roles, religion, financial freedom, politics, etc.) than someone who has stayed inside of 285 in Atlanta, or even someone who has never left the country. Plus he needs to be able to travel with me enjoy the perks of my job. Those of us who travel alone understand that sometimes it just isn’t fun unless you have someone to share it with. My friends would never classify me as boogie, but definitely educated and cultured and I see no problem with that.

    • Royale W. Cheese

      An explanation for the passport thing…bougie girls hate, hate, hate the idea of having to upgrade a ninja.

      • Girl Kanyeshrug

        That is EXACTLY the reason.

      • Sigma_Since 93

        Why can’t you just upgrade me like Beyonce would???

      • http://pinchmycheekie.wordpress.com Cheekie

        Interesting… because I’d think they were the chicks who love being the one to “change” a man… for the better.

        • Royale W. Cheese

          Some engage in that sport, some don’t. If she’s a bougie chick looking for someone she feels comfortable introducing to her friends, the passport is required. If she is keeping him behind closed doors, she probably enjoys the makeover challenge.

          • http://pinchmycheekie.wordpress.com Cheekie

            Gotcha. That seems about right. lol

    • Sigma_Since 93

      “The passport thing, while not my requirement, is I guess understandable. See, we want a man who is well-traveled. Sure he can get a passport to go on a trip with me but that’s not the point. The point is, have you been anywhere outside of the country? Has it ever crossed your mind to make it happen before I met you?”

      The whole passport thing is boderline bougie. I had to check a young lady because she was going in on a cat at a house party because he didn’t have a passport. I reminded her just because you went to Cancun AFTER they made passports a requirement does not make you a world traveler. A better question to access the bougie factor would be where have you been in your travels? Cancun and Caribana get you sent back to go without $200.

      • KBall

        Right, like if you’ve only been in the Western Hemisphere…you don’t get to criticize someone else for not having a passport. Caribbean, Canada, and Mexico do not count.

        • rhenewal

          I semi-disagree. There are some Caribbean countries that bring you a whole different set of ideas about the world. You can’t tell me spending over a week in Haiti doesn’t affect a person’s viewpoint on Western culture and economic policies.

          • Chanelle

            You can’t tell me spending over a week in Haiti doesn’t affect a person’s viewpoint on Western culture and economic policies.

            The thing is many of these ppl talking about passports are not going to Haiti….they are talking about vacationing in Cancun and nice spots in Jamaica. Ask how many ppl here with passports here actually went to Haiti

            • oc1392

              I did. Helped down there for alternative spring break last year. It was an eye opener

            • Nappy Mind

              I went to Kanaval in Haiti before the earthquake.

          • KBall

            Right, but when people to to the Caribbean, they aren’t going to see the impoverished nations. If they do, they are staying at a resort and not leaving the resort (ie Punta Cana, DR)

      • http://pinchmycheekie.wordpress.com Cheekie

        “Cancun and Caribana get you sent back to go without $200.”

        Which is ALL I been. I am self-aware like a mug. I know that ain’t real travelin’… babysteps. lol

        • Sigma_Since 93

          No worries love. I just hate it when women try to use having a passport as criteria for “being on my level” when prior to changes in the law all you needed was your birth certificate. I want to see the stamps of the places you’ve been before ya get high post on me.

          • http://pinchmycheekie.wordpress.com Cheekie

            It’s true… it’s true.

          • Nappy Mind

            I had European stamps and a Venezuelan stamp before the law changed.

    • Sandpaper

      Hello Ms. Burr.

    • Classy6ft5

      Moscato shouldn’t be ordered or consumed in public.

      I cringe when someone I’m with asks if it’s available.

      • S Emm

        Can someone inform the commoners that Moscato is a DESSERT drink and not something that should be drunk with every meal? You are not living the “good life” because your goon ass can afford Moscato.

        But bougie people with correct someone quick on their wine choices!

        • Kema

          But.. but… thats all I like

          • rhenewal

            Try Riesling. Or Sauvignon Blanc. The former is sweet and fruity like moscato, but not as heavy-handed with the sugary rush.

            • http://twitter.com/inomallday Shamira

              But Riesling is also a desse…

              *shuts my bougie behind up*

            • Nina

              *clutches pearls*
              Oh but no no no. There are many different sorts of Riesling, not all are sweet.
              The German classifications are Kabinett,Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese which refer to the level of ripeness of the grapes used to make the wine.And they can be trocken,halbtrocken or lieblich, edelsuss. (dry, off dry,sweet,sweeeeeet)

              Its complicated. But no, Riesling is not always sweet nor neccessarily a dessert wine. Its a varietal that can be made in many different styles.

              “I’m not bougie”

              • A Woman’s Eyes

                Your post just made me want to buckle down in my learning German.

      • http://challyshares.tumblr.com Nei Jae

        That’s ANY hip hop liquor for me. Absolut, Moscato, Nuvo, Ciroc, etc. If it makes me bougie for not wanting to drink what was made “popular” due to a rap lyric, then bougie I will be.

        • S Emm

          I said it once and i’ll say it again. Drake ruined Moscato for everyone.

        • cp

          Is it possible that people liked a lot of these before rappers started talking about them? I’m just saying…for someone who loves the sweeter wines/beverages, Moscato, Riesling, Zinfandel, and Sangria mixes are the common choices…if we were to follow this logic, no one with “class” would ever buy a mercedes, cadillac, a yacht or a condo… just saying

      • Girl Kanyeshrug

        In general, people who want Moscato, want it because it’s sweeter, but they don’t know that other wines may be as well.

        General Advice: order a domestic Reisling – they are sweet and have a higher alcohol content than Moscato (and similar price per glass- maybe 2 dollars more)

        • Royale W. Cheese

          German Reisling is good, not super sweet, nice clean finish.

        • Kema

          Thank you Girl! Help us commoners out lol!

    • S Emm

      I agree with you on the passport thing. and being from NYC with family from the Carib everyone I knew had a passport since birth. But I also feel like by the time you’re 25 you should have a passport. even if you haven’t been outside the country. That’s just something that every grown person should have.

      But I agree, as soon as I hear you don’t have a passport, the first thing that comes to mind is that you haven’t really traveled anywhere. At least take a spring break trip to Cancun or something.

      Plus this whole asking him to get one, that’s a process that takes time. I want to be able to travel when I want without waiting for homeboy to get his paperwork together.

      But bougie girls also make plans to make extravagant trips. Trips to Miami and Vegas for anything other than a wknd getaway doesn’t cut it anymore. My girls and I are planning a trip to Spain/Morocco as we speak.

      Are we bougie? I don’t think so. No?

    • http://vanityinperil.com Vanity in Peril

      I agree with Liz on the passport thing. I’m not saying you can’t be worldly having never traveled outside of the country but I would like to know you’ve been on a plane for more than 3 hours. Plus the whole— Americans think we’re the best— mentality flies out the window if a person can actually visit countries where people consume education like we consume a Big and Tasty and see that we are (sometimes) on some bull.

    • http://pinchmycheekie.wordpress.com Cheekie

      “LMAO at ‘I’m so ratchet.’ Yes. THIS. I hate the word, mostly cuz bougie ppl use it in place of “ghetto” but seem to think they’re taking some moral high road because of it.”

      Wow, really? Hmmm, perspective. Because I first heard the word from comedians (well, mostly eComedians) and I thought it was a funny word. And the perfect word to describe people who dab in foolery. I had no idea bougie folks used it in that way. Interesting. lol

      • Mena

        Ratchet sounds worse than ghetto. It sounds like some cracked out chick with a horrible weave and tattoos in all the wrong places with a cigarette hanging from her mouth with barely any clothes on and the clothes are tattered. NOTHING sounds right about the word.

        • http://pinchmycheekie.wordpress.com Cheekie

          LOL, I just think the word is hilarious. My beef with ghetto (and why it sounds worse, IMO) is because it’s a PLACE… and folks have changed it up to mean a state of mind (a stereotypical made-up one at that lol) which doesn’t always apply to folks who live in the ghetto.

          • WayUpThere

            @Cheekie, you’re all too right about it being a place that doesn’t necessarily describe its inhabitants

            @Mena, not much can be right about a word that was spread into the mainstream by Lil Boosie.

          • DQ

            Is it wrong that I thought of you when they made the comment about “ratchet”?

            It is, isn’t it?

            My bad.

            • http://pinchmycheekie.wordpress.com Cheekie

              LMFAO. You are the second person to tell me this. Sane said the same thing on the Twittuhs.

              I’mma tell you what I told her: you saying that is the “proudest moment of my day”

    • Miss B

      All of you who are ashamed to eat fried chicken, watermelon, or soul food in public have identity issues. None of those words or are synonymous with Black. You’re concerned about being judged meanwhile the people you’re concerned about judging are enjoying those same foods PLUS their damn casserole! If you don’t eat like a heathen, don’t deny yourself certain foods in public because you become self-conscious of your race. Just live…proudly damnit!

      • Kema

        *yells* WAKEUP!!!!!!!!

      • Nappy Mind

        I agree. I eat whatever I want to eat in public.

    • http://www.twitter.com/djJAV DJ JAV

      Wine Tasting = BOUGIE

      So . . . .when we goin? :)

    • Bourgeoise

      @ Liz: when the Negroes are not all there? Please be more specific.

  • http://www.twitter.com/brotherjames ChaoticDiva

    And its Burmese, not Thai. Okay, anything with Asian noodles. Okay, anything that tastes good.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      does burma still even exist?

      • http://iamyourpeople.com/ I Am Your People

        Yes – Burma was the imperial name, and Myanmar is the name under the current oppressive dictatorship, so people who fled the country call it by the old name.
        On that note, Vietnamese people call the city Saigon, not Ho Chi Minh City, for the same reason #bougiepost

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          thanks, bougie black girl

        • http://uphereoncloud9.wordpress.com Wu Young, Agent of M.E.

          Vietnamese people who don’t refer to Ho City as “Ho City” = People who still fly the confederate battle flag

          Learn how to take a loss Mrs. Tran

  • CMc

    “Those are your [cousins / people].”

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      don’t put that evil on me!!

    • http://lizburr.com Liz

      Hahahah! YES!

    • Royale W. Cheese

      Ha! Yes, with that extra emphasis on *your*.

  • xLadyTx

    I’m 3 out of the 8 on the list. Guess I’m not bougie. Sweeet. Boughetto, on the other hand…totally different story.

    • xLadyTx

      **Correction**

      I’m 4 out of the 8. *facepalm*

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      Sweeet Boughetto

      this should be an ice cream flavor

      • xLadyTx

        That does sound like a gelato flavor, don’t it? Lol

        • A Woman’s Eyes

          Speaking of that. Bougie women won’t say “sherbet” and will insist on saying “sorbet” no matter what is on the frozen desert box.

          • xLadyTx

            LOL. Bougie women wouldn’t even buy shebert. Cuz they know there’s a difference between the two.

            • Racqs of Jems

              THANK YOU! It annoys the hell out of me when people try to correct me. I’m not being bougie because I call what you think is sherbet “sorbet”. I’m calling it what it is!

              • A Woman’s Eyes

                that is me! either accept i said sorbet and will go to my grave saying sorbet, or you can’t have any.

              • http://www.styleillusions.com WIP

                I think gelato is the bougie frozen dessert of the moment.

                • xLadyTx

                  Low key, I think it is. I had some for the first time a couple months ago. Loved it. Then again, I’m bougie, so why wouldn’t I? LOL

                  • Bourgeoise

                    When have you been?

                • http://pinchmycheekie.wordpress.com Cheekie

                  Either that or Frozen yogurt. Or fro-yo.

                  • http://www.styleillusions.com WIP

                    I love “fro-yo” (and saying fro-yo is bougie ma’am) but several of the shops selling that around here have closed down.

                    • http://pinchmycheekie.wordpress.com Cheekie

                      Yup, it’s definitely bougie. That’s why I had to include it. lol

                    • http://twitter.com/inomallday Shamira

                      you know you’re bougie when you’re loyal to a fro-yo spot.

                      #RedMango

                • rhenewal

                  Because gelato is the ish!

                • Nina

                  Oh, so they aint got granitas in y’alls neck of the wood yet?

            • A Woman’s Eyes

              *snickers*

      • http://pinchmycheekie.wordpress.com Cheekie

        Sounds like a Ben & Jerry’s flavor.

    • http://www.shesgottawriteit.com a.chigozie

      thats me all day, i actually have to limit my weekly trips to target (yea its that bad), but I consider myself a mix of boughetto with more boug, thanks to spelman lol. i’d definitely be more ghetto if i went to a state school in illinois #noshade

      my favorite is “Wait, who’s going to be there?” i always have to know the crowd i’m dealing with. i hate coming home from a party or gathering with the weed smell in my hair, ugh!

      • http://georgiabellerambles.com Rita

        *insert co-sign*

        but along with Target add TJ Maxx and Marshalls…every bougie chica I know is Maxxinista

        • http://challyshares.tumblr.com Nei Jae

          Yes!

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        some of y’all need better friends.

    • Sigma_Since 93

      So all the women shown on VH1 would be……..

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        “So all the women shown on VH1 would be……..”

        legitimately ratchet

      • NessaLew

        Survey says “new money”

  • aponda

    Thai food is… Target is not… I’m not… Okay, you got me.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      your comment was actually erykah badu’s original chorus in “you got me” until they thought it would be too confusing

      • Hawaii

        *dying* :D

  • Iamnotakata

    Bougie?? Nooo…..I can’t stand a so called “Bougie black person” Really any individual that comes at me with that behavior most certainly will get the side eye. I will quickly return them to reality. By the way how is a love for Target Bougie? I happen to love!!!Target and live there part time. Its just a great store! Back to my post, any who there are a lot of mistaken, I want to act bougie folks in Houston and I can’t understand why? Have they seen this city?…Hardly qualifies for that behavior.

    • http://twitter.com/tylerg_thomas tgtaggie

      I would say that Target is a much better shopping experience than walmart. Walmart sometimes (according to the location) can be straight rachet. Anyways…I always feel somewhat bougie when I’m at Target.

      • EngrGenius

        Walmart is the straight devil. I do Super Target any day. Different clientele and everything. No lines or shirtless people

      • http://www.styleillusions.com WIP

        My few experiences with Target were bad. I hate Target. Wal-mart is a necessary evil. I love Publix.

      • lelechygirl

        I’m in agreement with you regarding Walmart vs. Target shopping in Chicago. Target is also a part of a wonderful mall area with a WholeFoods, Starbucks, LA Fitness, etc. The trip to Target is always such a pleasant overall experience for me.

      • http://pinchmycheekie.wordpress.com Cheekie

        Target is better based on their shopping carts ALONE. LOL

        Yes, I’m the ninja who values little things like this.

    • Mena

      A love for target is bougie bc it isn’t Walmart. The clientele in both stores are worlds apart.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      next time, tell us how you really feel

    • Chanelle

      “Have they seen this city?…Hardly qualifies for that behavior.”

      Lmfao!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com dame

    My addition has to go right after “I’m not bougie”…..and that addition, ironically, would be…

    “Oh, don’t let the bougie fool you!”

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      dammit. i should have put that one on the list

      • GypsyCurl

        Your post is giving me all kinds of deja vu b/c I’ve committed some of these so called bougie crimes just in the past week alone.

        True Story: Dude 2 months out of jail called me bougie, while flirting with me. (Wow what a great way to impress a girl… Call her names.) My response, “Don’t let the bougie-ness fool you… I’ll [shank shank motion] you.” He laughed b/c he thought I was cute. But I was serious. I’m living in Detroit right now and I pity the fool.

        • Deeds

          I don’t think I woulda cared if a dude 2 months out of prison called me bougie.

          • Classy6ft5

            Or what he thought was “cute” for that matter.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          hmm…you’re really from like Southfield though ain’t you. ain’t nobody scared of you.

    • http://lizburr.com Liz

      I am taking notes for the video I’m making….

    • Shelby

      “Oh, don’t let the bougie fool you!”

      YAASSSS!! Funny that I was about to go off on the previous comment throwing shade at Houston (leader in the oil/gas industry as well as the healthcare arena in terms of professionals)…and end by saying “don’t let the bougie fool you”. I decided to refrain but read your comment next. OMG