The Woes Conundrum According to My Friends
I just really started noticing everyone talmbout how they’re running with their “woes” and I was like Wait. What did this happen? When did everyone start hanging with “woes” and why? I posed this question to my Facebook friends and below is the thread that ensues. I’m so glad to hang out with fellow Youngold people who will be amazing cranky old people one day.
Kris: It’s probably a good thing that I have no idea what you are talking about
Jessica: What the heck is a woe?
Keila: Blame Drake for everything.
Heidi: Where I’m from, it’s short for whodie which is slang for your friend or whatever
Kela: Drake was running through the six (Toronto) with them, now everybody else thinks they are.
Khalilah: Yeah. I asked Twitter the other day, “what the hell is a woe and why does everyone have one?”
Karisa: Oh…I saw that earlier today and thought it was a misprint.
Dupe: One does not simply hang with a woe. You must run thru with them…. I think it’s short for wodie (however it’s spelled)
Fisayo: I swear your generation gets on my nerves.
Dupe: My generation keeps you entertained….are you not entertained?!
Eboni: A friend posted it and I was like “woe is ME?? why would someone want woes, they’re horrible!” lol
Bianca: I legit thought for a LONG time that he was runnin’ through the 6 feelin’ real sorry for himself.
Miranda: I have a woe. It’s called I’m up here in the bedroom and the wine is downstairs in the fridge. #woeisme
Stephanie: See, now ^THIS is a woe!
Candice: I had to look it up because my soul was disturbed and wants to be at rest so… Someone said “woes” mean “Working on Excellence.” I guess his crew is trying to better themselves. A self-help group of pahtnas. I can’t with Drake.
Luvvie: 5 of my least favorite woes:
* When the remote is across the room and I already saw this episode of House hunters 5 times.
* When I travel before eating all my mangos so they’re all spoiled by the time I get back
* When my UBER says it’s 5 minutes away but it takes 10 minutes to get to me
* When I drop my phone it somehow flies across the room and I have to hold my breath that it didn’t crack
* When I have to call a customer service line and go thru all those damb prompts. JUST GET ME A HUMAN! Shit.
Brittany: More importantly why is it spelled woe if it’s a diminutive of whodie?!
Eboni: Ya’ll remember when Black Rob was like #whoa. I guess thats not the same thing, huh?
Kim: Wait that wasn’t an autocorrect error!? *Fights air*
Candice: There should be a rule that when rappers try to introduce a new word or phrase into the culture they should be required to submit 3 references (not related), a copy of their transcripts from all schools attended, and their last paycheck stub. They should be qualified and approved to influence culture. Foolishness.
Marci: Oh. I though this was some sort of joke or play on words that I just didn’t get since I’m the mother of 3 young ones and my brain in fried. So woe means something other than “woe is me” huh?
Nicole: In New Orleans, the city’s divided into wards. Therefore, one has “wardees”, or, colloquially, “whoadies”, shortened sometimes to “whoas”. I’m not sure about municipal division in Toronto, his hometown, but Drake obviously has a major connection to New Orleans. Perhaps he picked it up.
Luvvie: Maybe he went for some beignets and picked it up. lol
Nicole: He signed with Baby and Lil’ Wayne, of the Third Ward, here in New Orleans. Presumably, there’s the hook. And the start of his “woes”.
Melissa: Ohhhh. Woadies. Haven’t heard that in a long ass while lol.
Nicole: Looked into it. Toronto has 44 wards. Mystery solved.
Nekia: So where is the six and why did he run through it??
Monique: The six is Toronto (according to Drake), which comes from its two main area codes of 416 and 647.
Kenyatta: Welp. I’m officially old. I thought hanging with my woes meant you were having a very sad day:( This use of the word makes zero sense!
Mela: For running through the six. Duh. Who else would I run through the six with? My woos? My wees? My whys?
Sacha: <—– Middle aged curmudgeon with no time or patience for all this whippersnapper talk.
Chris: I can’t take Drake serious. When I see him I think Degrassi High. He’s the Steve Urkel of Hip-Hop. #Nickelodeon #Whoa
Tamika: Oh Lord, save me from this untoward generation!
Luvvie: First time I saw “Running thru the 6 with your woes.” I was like “You probably shouldn’t run thru the subway with your troubles. That sounds dangerous.”
Muriel: I’m just so behind in my inner “woe” studies.
Rhome: Everybody on this thread is Team #GetOffMyLawn. My cane shaking game on fleek doe.
Yup. We are all the Uncoolest. We’ve officially reached the point in our lives where kids will roll their eyes at our cluelessness on what’s popular.