You know that phrase Shut the Front Door? Have you heard it before? Is it a thing? Do you know what it means? I don’t know if I should admit this (because then you’ll know I’m old) but up until I looked it up just now, I had no CLUE what it meant. No clue.
Shut the Front Door. It riddles me!
In a way that I would think of they phrase periodically and wonder whatever could it mean?
I think it’s a thing now. I don’t know who brought it here or why, but it’s a catch phrase. But don’t use it near me cause I’ll stare at you blankly. I won’t laugh. Cause I won’t get it.
To learn what this weird phrase meant I went to the only logical place I could think of: Urban Dictionary.
NOT used for S.T.F.U. replacement but for a more light-hearted “Get the F* outta here”, “I can’t believe it” banter used mainly by “valley” type girls. Vicky: I just got this Gucci sweater for only $75. Cindy: Shut the front door!! that’s awesome!
(Note I did adjust this definition for…SPELLING!)
Eeek! Shut the front door takes the place of a swear! I should have known
And yet, I’m still confused. Because the first time I heard this phrase it wasn’t used in this way. Actually, that’s probably 100 per cent of the reason why I don’t understand this phrase at all. I’ll show you the video clip of where I first heard “shut the front door.”
So…did you watch? What’s she saying?
Conclusion: I now know what the phrase means and I do not think I’ll be incorporating it into my vocabulary.
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