Saturday, January 28, 2012

What does "Like a BOSS" mean?

Back during the Iowa caucus I recall reading about Ron Paul's visit to one Iowa high school and the enthusiasm of the students.  "Ron Paul's got his glasses on. Like a BOSS," one enthusiastic high schooler was quoted as saying  SEE: .Ron Paul gets rock star reception at Valley High School | Iowa Caucuses  That got me to thinking....what exactly does the saying "Like a BOSS" mean, and where did it come from.  I suppose to many, it may be self explanatory.  However, my slogan isn't "I investigate.  You get informed" for nothin'.  I wanted to get to the crux of the matter.  So, let's learn a little bit more:

In my research, comedian, Andy Samburg seems to be given the credit for originating  the saying "like a BOSS" because of a skit/music video that first appeared on Saturday Night Live, which also featured Seth Rogen.  Samburg's "Like a BOSS" is evidently a parody of a song by rapper Slim Thug of the same title.  Even though the Slim Thug song obviously pre-dated the Andy Samburg parody, for some reason, the vast information super highway known as the internets mostly gives Samburg the credit for the creation of the saying.  I guess, because it was the SNL short that popularized it.    Anyway, I will post a link to the video,  but be forewarned there is some very profane and disturbing language, and obscene situations, which for the more sensitive viewer, will make your ears bleed, and you eyes burn.  So, if you don't want to be offended don't watch it obviously.  Like A Boss (ft. Seth Rogen) - Uncensored Version - YouTube

whatever Andy Samburg is doing to this giant squid, he is doing it "Like a BOSS"

Long story short, I am still not really sure what "Like a BOSS" means....

On that note, this will be my last post of the day. Once again God bless you, and thank you for your support.


  1. Clearly it refers to Dr. Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic has to defeat him at the end of every level... "Like a BOSS!". Hahaha :)

  2. I blog, LIKE A BOSS. It's odd that I know how to use it, but not totally what it means.

  3. Leave it to Samberg to perpetuate unfunny, unoriginal phrases into mainstream usage.

  4. Yeah, I probably use that term more than I should.

  5. Never really thought of it, i use it quite alot!

  6. I think it translates to "one whose job it is to manage the work of others", which implies the subject has wealth and power.

  7. Well the word "Boss" makes you think of someone who is in charge of a situation and does it in a way that is so epic that you can't help but be at awe. And that's in the social sense.

  8. Haha. Long story short, I still dont know what like a boss means

  9. I think its supposed to mean top of the line or top dog
    "Did you see that BOSS kickflip?"
    "That guy is BOSS"

    1. That sounds like a reasonable enough explanation to me, anon.

  10. Slim Thug Boss Hogg Outlaws
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