A lot of people get confused between wack or whack but we are going to settle the debate once and for all.
When you hear a song, especially a rap song where someone’s yelling, talking about other people like:
‘His shoes are wack and he’s definitely on crack’
You know this rapper definitely means ‘his’ shoes are legit the ugliest. Ladies and gentlemen, this is what WACK without the letter H is used.
It is prominently evident that the whole world has been misusing these words Wack and Whack in so many ways that it’s just ridiculous.Everyone is in confusion so many times between these words which can be interchangeably used many times.
In fact, there are not many words that have been mistaken for the other meaning than these two.
“My President is Whack.
” Said Lupe Fiasco’s anti-Obama rant that caught this headline.What he did not know was that his headline was going to catch even more attention for the misuse of these two words more than the fact and statement of his hatred, what he was trying to prove.
Obama might be ‘wack’ but he ain’t ever whack nobody in person that’s for sure Mr.Lupe.
The difference between Wack and Whack
Look we aren’t teachers here but we do know at least the difference between these two we can freely offer you all to learn.We don’t know much but we do know once you’re done reading this blog, you’ll have it embedded in your mind in the hippocampus of your brain’s temporal lobe.
Wack is when something is unpleasant, ugly, or just not cool enough. Bad, boring, dumb, or uninteresting is just a synonym for wack.
There are plenty of wack things on the internet, racists videos being one of the most common types and definitions of ‘wack’.Even some comments can teach you over there as there’s a pretty ‘wack’ song on YouTube: “My president is wack” which is basically a rap song.
To which one of the comments read as ‘Well your flo is pretty wack’.
Why The Confusion
In all honesty, we truly believe that the confusion between whack and wack is basically just the same as whine and wine. In a song that goes like: “I see you whining, crying up on that floor” can be confused for ‘wining’ since maybe the woman is drinking or something.
We all know that can’t be the meaning of this song. So we ought to know someone or something can be WACK but they can’t be WHACK. However, they can whack up someone or something.
Let It Remain Slang
Whether wack or whack, one thing is for sure! We got to let slang be slang and know there are no apparent spellings for certain words they’re slang, after all.
These words are ‘inherently flexible’ as some articles say.Slang itself is short for ‘Short Language’ so what more can there be in making it even shorter though?
You know how they say let somethings remain things, don’t indulge in them, just let shit be. This, we promise, is one of those exact things!
Why It Doesn’t Really Matter
If you know the internet world or the world we live in today, you’d pretty much know that it doesn’t matter whether it’s Whack or Whack because people usually be saying it more than writing it.
People use Slang in rap songs or in informal language, among friends and peers.Or shall we say ‘homies’, since people use it speaking than writing, it’s fine to write it in both ways?
In British English Though…
In British English, there are several informal meanings of whack that you ought to know! If it’s a verb, it means to put something right away, quickly, fast. Like a kettle, to put it carelessly. Or if it’s a noun, as a noun, it means ‘the amount of something’.
Doesn’t sound familiar? Maybe if we tell you British Chef Jamie Oliver is using it in both terms you’d understand better as he says ‘Whack it in the oven’ or ‘Turn the gril on to full whack.’