So our school has a traditional 'Spring Dance' on the last day of school-I believe this is the 120th year for it. Every class or grade does a dance to the song or mix of their choice. I had a parent volunteer her daughter's dance coach to choreograph ours. That is fabulous, as I am a very stinky dancer. She came up with a great dance to a mash-up of hip-hop style dances. I've been listening to the music as she plays it with the kids, and all sounded just fine. The last song in the mix was the focus for today's rehearsal, and the title just didn't make sense to me. 'Turn Down For What' is grammatically incorrect, and basically it's all they say. There are some shouts of 'shots' in the song, but that is faded out in our version. I finally asked the kids at a break what the song title meant. They told me it was when your parents want you to turn down the music and you say 'for what? dinner?'. We all laughed at the stupidity and kept on dancing-it's a great beat and we were all having fun with it. After school, my two PE teachers swung by my room and told me I had to see something on their phone. They had the music video for the song pulled up and it was full of guns, domestic abuse and violence and a giant orgy at the end. I felt like I was going to throw up. I called my husband to go off about this, and he looked up 'Turn Down For What' on Urban Dictionary. Apparently to 'turn up' means to get high and party. So by asking 'Turn Down For What', you're asking what you would need to get sober for. Oh.My.God. We almost got in front of the entire school and all our parents and danced to this song. I seriously almost passed out. I'm still trying to come down from it. I immediately called the choreographer and told her we had to change the song, and she found a non-lyrical one with a similar beat. But it made me realize how OUT OF IT I am. I seriously had no idea. I would never think to look up the music video for a song we're dancing to, and I would certainly never expect to see that kind of video. And my kids are so innocent-they had no idea, either. It's one of those moments where you realize the depths of your ignorance and how far removed you are from popular culture.