11 Beyonce-isms We Didn't Have This Time Last Year
The woman who made phrases like "put a ring on it" and "to the left, to the left" part of our vocabulary also revolutionized our lingo when she released her self-titled album, Beyonce, this past December -- and now there's a rumor that she could be releasing a follow-up album within the month. What phrases and hashtags could Yonce have in store for her Beyhive this time?!
While we anxiously await Mrs. Carter's possible new music, here's a list of some of our favorite phrases and words that seeped into our speech once Bey's first secret album showed up on the scene.
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1. Flawless- The title of one of her tracks, flawless became a hashtag favorite on Instagram and Twitter.
2. I Woke Up Like This- "I woke up like this. I woke up like this." This catchy, girl-power line in the song "Flawless" started showing up on T-shirts and other merchandise as soon as the song hit -- not to mention makeup-free selfies.
3. Surfbort- In her super-sexual song "Drunk In Love," Beyonce creates the word "surfbort." While writhing in the surf and sand in the song's music video, she sings: "Then I fill the tub up halfway, then ride it with my surfbort."
4. I've Been Drinkin'- The beginning lyrics to "Drunk In Love," quickly became the anthem to booze-filled nights.
5. Watermelon- When people are wearing shirts that simply read "watermelon," -- also a reference to “Drunk in Love” -- you become aware of the power of Beyonce. She single-handedly made watermelon the most popular fruit of the year.
6. Turn That Cherry Out- In the song "Blow," the Queen B recites one of her raunchiest lyrics yet, "turn that cherry out," which still managed to seep into pop-culture lingo.
7. Monica Lewinski’d All On My Gown- This term became so popular that even Monica Lewinsky herself commented on the song. The lyric from "Partition" is, of course, in regards to the notorious evidence of Lewinsky's affair with former President Bill Clinton (when he was in office and she was a White House intern). "Thanks, Beyonce, but if we're verbing, I think you meant 'Bill Clinton'd all on my gown,' not 'Monica Lewinsky'd,'" Lewinsky told Vanity Fair magazine.
8. Yonce All On His Mouth Like Liquor- This is another risque lyric in "Partition" that gets recited quite often, but it's also the line that gave Beyonce another nickname, Yonce.
9. Bow Down B*tches- This lyric from Mrs. Carter's song "Bow Down" can make any Beyonce fan feel powerful when recited.
10. Cake By the Pound- "And every girl in here got to look me up and down, all on Instagram, cake by the pound." This is another lyric that's been showing up on t-shirts from the "Yonce" track. "Pound cake" and "cake" are slang terms for butts, while "pound" is the hashtag symbol.
11. Love You Like XO- This line from the song "XO" even comes with its own dance move. Not to mention it's a lot sweeter than "turn that cherry out."
What's your favorite Beyonce-ism? Let us know in the comments and tweet #ETnow.