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.
@RosieGray that’s some pretty good shade, as @theferocity likes to say
Robin Williams throws Twitter shade at Kim Kardashian, compares her to Mrs. Doubtfire http://t.co/EGpsHuKoUt
Cher, you know I- sorry, your mom’s calling RT @Cher Mom just said “Thrilling Babe,But ELLEN’S on,GOTTA GO”did she just throw shade?
I will throw no shade on Jolie.I have a number of relatives who died from Breast cancer, I just want the story out there. Let’s face it
Sometimes you just gotta fight for your right…to TWERK. http://t.co/w0wDHvUUAd
Mark S. Luckie
Introducing my co-workers to the concept of a “twerk team”
Yesterday doesn’t exist, tomorrow never comes. There is only today… so twerk!
will twerk for a cheesy gordita crunch from taco bell.
Oh gurl, Imma have to call you back http://t.co/jI5yRqgLmm
Oh gurl, this is gunna be SO EDGY!! Not. Expect loads of #gold at the Vatican art show!
@palettedecor oh gurl. the pose, the 12 yr. old Testino, the wrap. you got it GOIN ON. http://twitpic.com/4svaal #winning
Candice betta win hunty.
Jennifer looks amazing, this is the best I’ve seen her in years. that curly weave with the bang is LAID, hunty.
Ok, this episode is much better. Angel Tess is reading these rednecks FOR FILTH! YES, HUNTY! #touchedByAnAngel
HUNTY when she was in her prime NO ONE could touch her! Jennifer Lopez - Get Right: http://t.co/1aZfZBbL via @youtube
Sally Jessy Raphael
@Adam_Barta Werk, hunty! We should just get you in drag!
Work it, judges! “Werk” it! #idol