Tuesday, January 17, 2006

You're Not The Assimilated Negro. Holla!!!

Hugh's "TOP TEN REASONS WHY NOBODY READS YOUR BLOG" is interesting independent of the fact that "You're Not The Assimilated Negro" is reason #6.


His thoughts about a blog's biggest impact on a business perhaps being internal, not external are insightful as well. But it's not just companies, anyone can benefit from "the conversation" that allows a company or individual's ideas to be aired out, challenged, and/or supported. The conversation keeps you sharp.

And speaking of "holla," I was recently asked what "holla" meant exactly. So I'm excerpting the following from my e-mail response and will eventually add it along with a couple other recent queries to TAN's NeverEnding Interview.

so I think officially, with regards to holla, I'd say something like this:


1) as in "to holler," I'll call you (I'll holla), please respond (holla at me), get back to me (holla back).

2) A multifunctional exclamation of positive affirmation. "Jessica Biel reads TAN and loves it. HOLLA!!"


  1. HOLLA!


    (of the positive affirmation variety)

  2. TAN,

    I think you forgot a third use of the term. An attempt to converse with a female that may result in 1) an acquisition of her phone number, 2) a one night stand or 3) a future date. As in “Look at that Puerto Rican with the phatty, I’m going to take this shot of tequila and go holla at her”

    An interesting definition found at urbandictionary.com follows:


    Used by certain dark skinned people of African descent as well as obscenely annoying light skinned people descended from northern New Jersey. Replaces punctuation in a sentence

    A comma is used to separate parts of a sentence nigga holla but a period comes at the end of one bitch HOLLAAA

  3. I am with Virgle Kent on that one...

    Holla also means :

    1. A way for a brotha to say he wants to get in your pants
    2. A pimp ass way of saying 'what up'
    3. May be used to end a conversation

    1. 'Ay, my boy right here wanna holla at cha'
    2. 'Holla, what you be doin'
    3. 'I gotta go, buh holla back.'

    There are more funny definitions here.

  4. Sonia, I love you.


  5. Sonia, I think I see a theme in your blog.
    Not quite sure...

    But I didn't know Jessica Biel reads TAN.

    She can holla! (Especially in that pic)

  6. Just stumbled onto your blog from the "Top 10 Reasons" list. Adding it to my feed as we speak...

    Er, well as we type...

    Actually, as *I* type...

    Okay, I'm shutting the hell up now.


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