Saturday, April 13, 2013

an interesting piece on the semantics / etymology of the term "ratchet"

basically, the latest twist in the never-ending story of  bad-meaning-good ....  also seems to function similarly in America as  "chav" does in the U.K. (although chav has yet to become positivized)

oddly the piece makes no mention of the existence of ratchet as a subgenre of rap