Anonymous asked: i dont understand the 'turn up function' thing at all, like i know macklemore wrote it on a pic of him and miley cyrus and all, but i don't understand why he's being mocked for it? it's probably because english isn't my first language, like maybe there's a spelling mistake? anyways i dont get it :// can you explain?
"turnt up/turn up" is a colloquialism that black people
and so now white people now that they discovered ituse to describe getting hyped, getting loose, getting drunk/high, etc.
a “function” is a party, usually a family-oriented party. most of the time (at least in my family), we call “cookouts” (barbeques, basically) functions, but there’s nebulous boundaries for that. so it’s just a word we use for a party.
to put it in perspective for you, the way he should have said it was “we’re getting turnt up at the function” or “we’re at the function getting turnt up”. the fact that he fucked it up so hilariously shows that he’s using words from a culture that he doesn’t understand just because he thinks they sound cool, which is basically cultural appropriation.
And the fact that Miley fuckin Cyrus was in the picture just makes it like a billion times easier to make fun of.