Do You Have Enough Ratch In Your Life? 10 Reasons We All Need Ratchet Friends

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December 5, 2012 ‐ By

I have a theory about why the word “ratchet” took off the way it did. It blew up because everybody, regardless of race, creed or color, knows at least one somebody who leads a ratchet lifestyle. Though you might not identify as a ratchet individual, there are several reasons why you might need some ratchet in your life.

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Cautionary Tales

The one thing you’ll learn from having ratchet friends is what not to do in life.  Your ratchet friends will always have some sorted tale about how they fought some chick at the club, how she smashed a dude she had no business messing with or how she cussed out that rude heffa at the DMV. Either way, your friend’s escapades will paint a very clear picture about the types of situations you need to avoid by any means necessary. The good thing about it is, aside from listening to the juicy details, you’ll have learned a lesson without having had to go through anything.

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  • iHeartMarijuana

    No… as the saying goes, “You are who you be with.” No thanks, I’ll pass on alcohol and drug addicted deadbeat moms who want to fight men and act aggressive for no reason, can’t dress, are rude to wait-staff when we eat out, and overall are just embarrassing people. Besides, if you’re deciding to be friends with someone because they are up on the latest slang, you are probably “ratchet” too lol.

  • scandalous7

    nothing wrong with a little ratchettness

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  • hiswomanandlovingit

    If you don’t have a ratchet friend, then you ARE that ratchet friend.

    • scandalous7

      hhaha

  • Kaori

    I have a calm, reserved personality, along with a strong dislike for superficial friendships. So, someone who would be considered ‘ratchet’ would be no friend of mine.

    I don’t care about the streets or any lingo that is used on the streets.

    • Naye

      Just because they are ratchet does not mean the friendship is superficial. Also, being calm and reserved does not mean you wouldnt enjoy the company of someone so expressive as a ratchet. Those who would not consider the possibilty of being friends with someone unlike them, i believe, have a greater propensity to be superficial, such as yourself.

      • Kaori

        “Also, being calm and reserved does not mean you wouldnt enjoy the company of someone so expressive as a ratchet.”

        Um, yes it does, because I am speaking from personal experience. And, it doesn’t make me superficial for knowing what type of personalities are better suited for mine and friendship.

  • DUMBBEACHPLEASE

    EVERYONE IS RATCHET ESPECIALLY THE ONES WHO THINK THEY HAVE A RATCHET FRIEND. LOL. SHE PROBABLY THINKS HER RATCHET FRIEND IS YOU. FURTHERMORE, ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE NORMAL IN FRIENDSHIPS.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Latrece-Hoskins/100002627012546 Latrece Hoskins

      right. i’m a homebody and i don’t judge people as “ratchet”. i think it’s a classist term that snobby (read:insecure) people use.

  • Cleo

    Yes ratchet people can be fun, sometimes and I mean sometimes lol

  • IllyPhilly

    That’s the friend/associate, most ladies keep around to feel superior. Coming to the physical aid of a friend is not ratchet. The only “ratchet” people that are close have blood ties to me.

  • Dee

    Why yes I have a ratchet friend (She won’t consider herself ratchet though…). She keeps me entertained and I can always say “At least I am not as bad as …”

  • MM82

    All of this is so true. I left the hood but I couldnt leave some of my hood friends. Some are still a little hood, but most of us grew into respectful women together. We are blessed to have better lives now, but I know if it was ever needed, the ratchet would come out.