Why is it that my older brother can say whatever he wants and nobody bats an eye? He calls people "dawg" and uses the word "true" as an affirmative response. ("Sir, would you like another Diet Coke?" - "True!") And nobody ever makes fun of him for it. But I branch out for one little phrase and everybody laughs at the nerdy fat white kid. Apparently, I'm not cool enough to pull off the phrase "this mango juice is da bomb."
Everybody at the table laughed at me and then shook their heads in unison. The only verbal response I got was, "No. You just can't.... Never again." I think it was a combination of the fact that I don't ever say that kind of stuff, I was the nerdiest person at the table, and I was commenting on mango juice. If only I was with a bunch of other nerds and we were having barbeque or something. Then maybe I could use that phrase.
The thing that I realized, though, is that I got off easy. I've held back on my more ridiculous phrases for a long time. So now I know I can't say, "You got served!" And I can definitely cross "off the chain," "tru dat," and "play on, playa" off of my list of things to say out loud.