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Are you ready to learn the A- Bey – C?!

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Are you ready to learn the A- Bey – C?!

 

 

You may know the ABC, but do you know the A-Bey-C?

 

First of all, who’s Bey?

 

It’s her, the queen BBeyoncé!!!

 

Have you ever listened to a song and you just couldn’t tell what the singer meant with a word or a sentence?

 

Beyoncé has plenty of these songs!

 

So, let me help you, if you’re part of the beyhive (how Beyoncé’s fans are called), or if you just want to expand your knowledge, to learn some slangs and expressions!

 

  • “She grinds from Monday to Friday, works from Friday to Sunday” (6 inch – Beyoncé feat. The Weeknd)

 

In this case, the verb “to grind” means to work hard!

 

  • “I ain’t sorry” (Sorry – Beyoncé)

 

I ain’t sorry = I’m not sorry

 

Ain’t is used as a contraction for “am not”, “is not“, “are not“, “have not” and “has not”.

 

e.g.: I ain’t got no money = I haven’t got any money.

 

And talking about money:

 

  • “Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper” (Formation – Beyoncé)

 

Paper is a slang for money.

 

What about this one:

 

  • “Baby, when you stole my cool” (Hello – Beyoncé)

 

Steal one’s cool would mean: she was good on her own, but she’s not anymore because of her lover.

 

And the last but not the least:

 

  • “I ain’t never seen a ceiling in my whole life” (Nice – The Carters = Beyoncé and Jay-Z)

 

To see a ceiling would be to see a limitation for your goals, for example.

 

Those were some of the large amount of slangs and different expressions Beyoncé uses in her songs.

 

Hope you’ve liked it!!! 😀

 

See you soon.

 

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