Imagine my reaction when my 9-year-old daughter says to her sister: "Oh, Jane. You're my pimp." Jane said thank you and they hugged. Cripes.
I tell the children it's not a term of endearment or affection and not to go slinging it out there in public. They are under the impression it means 'friend', 'homey', 'buddy', 'partner' - etc. How on earth they got that idea I do not know, but I am then faced with the challenge of telling them what a pimp actually is...
I take the high road and tell them I'll explain 'later' but DO NOT EVER CALL ANYONE A PIMP. They look at me weird and move on.
According to thefreedictionary a pimp is one who finds customers for prostitutes. Or the procurement of business for prostitutes.
I have heard expressions like...
'pimp my ride' or 'my room's all pimped-out in cheetah prints'.
Apparently pimp also means (verb) to push the limits of good taste and reason and (adjective) gaudy, tacky, flashy, too much. In 1983 I was all pimped-out in my pink Gloria Vanderbilt jeans. In 2010 I may as well have pimped Jack to the nearest bitch in heat. Take a look at this...
For God's sake. Has he no shame? Have I no shame? Can't a dog just take a nap around here? Here I am exploiting his privates for my own giggle. I guess I am a pimp.
This pimp went to the gym in the aftermath of a major winter storm and rode 15 miles on the bike at level 15 and ran 4 at 6.6 pace (good for me). I then came home to learn school's out again tomorrow. Kathleen's pimp is happy.
Tomorrow I think I'll try Bikram Yoga where it's 107 degrees. Thanks for idea, Beth. You're my pimp.
Who's your pimp?