If you’ve ever watched en episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, you’ve probably noticed all the slang and have come away from the show wondering, WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE SAYING?! Subcultures have a unique way of communicating, using words and phrases that are not automatically intelligible to those not in the culture. Well here’s your chance to be part of the cognoscenti! If your speech pattern needs a makeover, look no further than black gay slang, which is full of some of the funniest expressions for normal everyday things. Here’s a guide to some things you can say.
Phrase #1: Read, e.g. Bitch I will read you!/Oooo was that a read?
Explanation: You may think you’re the cat’s meow, but let’s see how you feel after I tell you about yourself.
Phrase #2: Yaassss! (It’s not “yes” — it’s yaaaassss.), e.g. To a friend: “Honey I just landed a job at