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I'm a feminine eminem, a slim shady lady
But nice cause I texted haiti
90 lady cops on the road and I'm arrested for doing 80.
Like hamlet, all about "words, words, words"
Divide a whole into thirds, thirds, thirds.
I'm a gay sea otter.

  1. anonymous
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    Sep 14th 2021 report

    my favorite line in this song is "Oedipus was the first motherf*cker" because he was literally cursed to kill his father and marry his mother and he did, leading him to have children with his mother. The swear motherf*cker here is used literally as in someone who has sex with their mother which describes Oedipus

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 6th 2020 report

    "I hate catchy choruses, and I'm a hypocrite." He's a hypocrite, because he knows the chorus of the song is really catchy.

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 8th 2019 report

    A line that's often misunderstood is "I thought AIDS was a butt virus like conjunction junction conjunctivitis". "butt" is actually a double meaning, "butt" and "but". But is a conjunction, thus "conjunction junction" and conjunctivitis is a literal virus that infects the butt. Plus, conjunction junction sound like combined they could be conjunctivitis, even though they have nothing in common.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 8th 2018 report

    "-90 lady cops on the road and I'm arrested for doing 80." unlike stated in the other comment, "doing 80" refers to miles per hour.
    An also often misinterpreted lyric is "came inside her" is actually "came in cider", a word play connecting the apple orchard.

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2012 report

    Actually Helga Pataki is a character on the TV show “Hey Arnold!” and it is referencing to how she acts like she hates Arnold but actually likes him.

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 21st 2012 report

    Hattin young rappers like i'm helga petaki.

  7. Daniel Sturgeon
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    Apr 8th 2011 report

    Most all of Bo's songs are purely wordplay. Each line or 2 is a reference.
    -"I'm a feminine eminem, a slim shady lady
    But nice cause I texted haiti" Eminem is a rapper aka Slim Shady, and a feminine version of Eminem would be a Slim Shady Lady. Except he's a nice rapper because he texted "Haiti" to the redcross to help with the relief fund
    "-90 lady cops on the road and I'm arrested for doing 80.' There's 90 female cops in the road, he had sex with 80, and got arrested for it.
    -"Like hamlet, all about "words, words, words. Divide a whole into thirds, thirds, thirds." Hamlet was a play which used words and rhetoric, and dividing the "whole" word into 3 separate "words words words" would be dividing it into thirds.
    -"I'm a gay sea otter. I blow other dudes out of the water" Otters are being referred to as "dudes" and gay people "blow". Otters are in the water and he's blowing them out of it.
    -"'m the man muffin, divin', muffin,
    Cold and fly like an arctic puffin," "fly" is being referred to in the slang sense for cool, and a "Puffin" is an arctic bird. He's cool like a bird in the cold.
    -"Hatin other rappers like I'm Helga Pataki" Helga hates rappers.

    I could continue this but it would literally take me all night. Suffice to say that each line is a reference to something and if you don't get every reference either Google it or just live with not knowing a single reference in the easily 50+ reference song.

  8. unholyconfessionsch4
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    Feb 18th 2011 report

    Every line in this song is a play on words. Enjoy.

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