When Did Everyone Start "Throwing Shade"?

“No T, no shade,” but gay slang has been mighty trendy as of late.

As far as Google trends go, “fierce” jumped the shark four years ago but thanks — at least in part to the breakout success of RuPaul’s Drag Race — words once unique to gays-in-the-know have taken over the internet. Even Ben Smith, BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief, has tweeted about throwing shade! Here’s a look at just how ubiquitous drag-speak has become.

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