Thursday, May 16, 2013
"DO ME A SOLID"
On the new series How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life), I heard Brad Garrett's character say, "Do me a solid", and I didn't know what it meant. Later, that night, I heard Letterman tell that Dennis Rodman had asked Kim Kong Un to "Do me a solid."
I said to Les, "If this is a new slang phrase it must be six months old by now and the really cool people have quit using it already!" Les said he'd heard it before and it meant "to do a favor".
I looked on the URBAN DICTIONARY (CLICK HERE) and the first known source actually came from Seinfeld in a 1991 episode The Jacket.
Obviously, I had heard the phrase before because it was used in the movie Juno which I saw; it must have just "gone over my head" at that time! It was also used in the movies Half Nelson and Derailed, which I did not see.
I WON'T be throwing that phrase into any conversation!