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Taylor Hicks 2010 Bad Ass Concert Tour Analysis: Part 2

The Merriam Webster dictionary is revised every 10 years.  When last updated in 2003, 10,000 new words were added.  In addition, 100,000 new meanings were added for existing words.

Don’t know how often the urban dictionary is updated, but meaning #10 for “bad ass” is just two words, “Chuck Norris”.  He’s strong, he’s tough, he delivers a punch.  “Chuck Norris does not sleep, he waits.”  And “The chief export of Chuck Norris is pain.”  Does this mean that the Taylor Hicks 2010 Bad Ass tour will feature roundhouse kicks delivered from the stage?  Maybe the hand jive was simply a cover for the new martial arts dance that Hicks was really learning on tour.  He’s bulletproof now.  Approach that stage with caution, and at your own risk.  Might balcony seating be the best choice this concert year?

Many of the new definitions added to dictionaries are slang meanings for existing words.  It is the nature of slang to use opposites.  If the suits say good, you say bad, but heck, you mean good.  Bad, wicked, sick: it’s all good!  So the Bad Ass tour may simply be the best concert experience available this summer.  Buy your tickets now, and I mean it.  It’s gonna be sick.  Just don’t make Hicks sick, he needs to come to a concert venue near us.  Stand back people; keep your germs to yourself.

Yet there is another choice. perhaps the most clever of them all.  Maybe  the Bad Ass tour is not an attitude, but a business decision.  I’m talking sponsorship.  Use the binoculars from the balcony, and check out the footwear on stage. 

Now that’s how you fund the tour bus, and the barbeque.  Yes, indeed.

Because word meanings continually evolve, it’s hard to know precisely what Bad Ass means in the context of the Taylor Hicks 2010 summer  concert tour.  We’ve come to the conclusion that the only way we’ll know for certain is to buy a ticket and witness Bad Ass in person.  And because one show wouldn’t really be an adequate statistical sample, well, we’ll just have to buy more than one ticket.  After all, Bad Ass might just mean kick ass.

We’ll file a report….. from the balcony.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. juliegr #

    Yes indeed — Taylor Hicks DOES wear some “Bad Ass Boots”. 😀

    Fun blog. Thanks

    July 9, 2010
  2. Louise #

    Great read this morning. Luckily Taylor has some bad ass boots already so now he’s all set to tour. He probably has some jeans that might fit the bill, too.

    July 9, 2010
  3. tishtx #

    Well if the Bad Ass 2010 Tour would ever come down south, I’d be there. Get your Bad Ass self down here Taylor!!

    Love the blog 🙂

    July 9, 2010
  4. LaurieH #

    Loving the blog so far. Can’t wait to experience this bad-ass tour for myself.

    July 11, 2010
  5. karen #


    February 12, 2012

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