A pair of imperative commands to be issued
during a school lockdown or other mandatory activity
involving hiding on the floor. Intended
to trap others in the dilemma
of either standing up and risking their safety (as pimps would) or staying down and safe while unfortunately implying that they are hoes
. More grammatical immediately
after a ho
has been brought
down by tripping, choking, heart attack, drive-by
shooting, etc. Also the title of a classic 1999 film chronicling eight American pimp
1. School principal: (over PA system
) "A suicidal man has been spotted outside school grounds. We ask that teachers initiate standard
Teacher: "Okay, I need some of you to sit on the floor along this wall, and--
Aaron: (springing out of school desk seat) "PIMPS UP, HOES DOWN!"
Other students: (to selves) Damn! I might as well find myself
a street corner on 8 Mile
purple felt hat, crosses
2. (A girl slips and falls on the wet hallway
Aaron: (donning purple felt hat) "PIMPS UP, HO'S DOWN!"
Ho: (getting up) "Asshole."
3. Aaron: "PIMPS UP, HO'S DOWN!"
Ho: (still standing) "That movie's title is punctuated poorly."
Aaron: "GET DOWN HO wait
wha-- . . . ?" (Uneasily fingers pimp hat