In addition to gracing our ears with the greatness that is her latest album, Beyoncé, Queen Bee has also managed to change up our vocab game, giving new meanings to everyday words and quite possibly, changing them forever in our minds.
Below are the list of everyday words Bey has effortlessly redone, and I’ve included their pre-Beyoncé meanings, just for old times sake. Post-B definitions will be left up to your own imaginations…
Pre-B Definition: a long, narrow board used for surfing.
Some of the greatest surfing locations can be found in Hawaii, Spain, Australia, and Southern California.
Pre-B Definition: A round, juicy, red and green summer fruit. Watermelons originated in South Africa, and have continued to quench our thirsts and relieve us on hot days.
“I been drinking, watermelon…”
Pre-B Definition: A popular, colorful, and addictive American candy; “taste the rainbow” has been the company’s iconic motto for the past few decades.
“Can you eat my skittles it’s the sweetest in the middle…”
Pre-B Definition: A cascade of water falling from a height, formed when a river or stream flows over a precipice or steep incline. Fun fact: the wondrous Niagara Falls of North America is the world’s largest by volume.
“Rocket till waterfalls…”
Pre-B Definition: Containing a lot of fat. Also a term bullies use. Bacon = fatty.
“Can’t keep your eyes off the fatty daddy…”
Pre-B Definition: A small, round stone fruit that is typically bright or dark red.
‘Yonce seems to have a thing for fruit, and these summer fruit make a delicious, antioxidant packed addition to pies and smoothies. Did you know the cherry is the official state fruit of Utah?
“I can’t wait ‘till, I get home so you can turn that cherry out…”
Pre-B Definition: The state of being absolutely without flaws. Beyoncé is arguably a synonym for this word, which happens to be the title of one of the hottest songs on her new album.
“Wake up, flawless”