I know I’m getting old because sometimes I have no idea what you are talking about.
It was wet? What the heck does that even mean? I kinda understand the term brick because if you tried to throw a brick it wouldn’t go very far and would land with a thud but how does a shot get wet? For anyone reading this that doesn’t know, it means that it went up so high it hit the clouds and got wet from the rain in the clouds before it came back down with nothing but net. “Nothing but net”, now that’s a phrase I actually liked.
How do these things even get started, is it some professional athlete who’s ill spoken and every little kid watching the interview picks up on it? Maybe someone says something by accident during practice and the other teammates pick it up and run with it. 9 times out of 10 they don’t even make sense but for some reason they become a new standard for that particular thing.
It cracks me up how terms in not only basketball but society change so dramatically so quickly. It’s hard to even keep up. I listen to you and your friends speak and/or kids in restaurants and stores and all I can think is, “What did you just say?”
The most annoying term that I’ve come across which is your dads favorite (not really) is “Baby Mama” and the most astounding thing to me is the fact that even the news is using that term now. I thought that journalists were supposed to use grammar and eloquence when speaking. If they start using terms like “Baby Mama’ I’m sorry to say I think we’re doomed as a society.
Love you now and always,