Humourous Patois Poem – Bad Hair Day
Where did the expression bad hair day come from, who coined the phrase and what does it mean?
Bad hair day literally means a day when your hair seems to be unmanageable. It’s also used as a phrase “I’m having a bad hair day” to describe a day when almost everything seems to be going wrong.
It is said that the phrase bad hair day entered our everyday language after it’s use in a 1992 film Buffy the vampire slayer, where Buffy is seen to be saying to a one armed vampire “I’m fine but you’re obviously having a bad hair day.”
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BAD HAIR DAY
By Maureen Watson
Kiss mi neck back, mi know mi ago dead.
From de time she haul and put har hand in a mi head,
She parted me hair like she was digging a trench.
Mi false teeth near drop out how hard dem did clench.
She tek a strand from de bunch a false hair
Then look ina mi scalp with a savage stare.
She parn mi locks and started fi braid,
Galfren mi can’t lie, mi truly tek mi fraid.
She plait so tight me become panoramic sighted.
All mi face get lift, an mi mout no look too righted.
Mi thin li hair she handle like she a pull wart.
She all twist up me roots wid me scalp me nearly thought
She was go scalp me, as mi hear de haunting sound,
Pling, pling as me two piece a hair bruk an drop a ground.
Me couldn’t even frown as mi skin drape way a top,
Me stop cut eye, an a chop eye mi a chop.
She start laugh an a bus joke like there’s no tomorrow
While me a watch mi bald patch shining in a di mirror.
Mi did well wahn haul up me frock tail and gwarn bad
But show mi old bad colour baggie me have on – yu mad!!
A tell yu de whole sinting grieve me li hart
But me couldn’t walk out as a start she already start.