Nate Robinson’s #wordaapp Twitter Tag Becoming Seattle Tradition
“When I say word aapp It means the same as up I just spell it diff,” he explained to a confused Twitterati.
Robinson, the three-time NBA Slam Dunk Competition champ who serves as an unofficial godfather to the city’s young basketball players, then started turning his signoff into a tag. Other Seattle-area tweeps have followed suit.
Take this from a Denver resident, reminiscing about childhood visits to Tacoma: “I spent my summers gett’n dirty up in HillTop nev’r forget where u come from #WORDAAPP.”
Or from this UW student: “wrote 4/8 pages on India’s education system and how education isnt necessarily a social equalizer and how it affects youth culture #wordaapp.”
T-shirt designers Word Aapp Clothing define the phrase as “a ‘Seattle thing’ that is taking over the world.” That may be a little hyperbolic. For now, #wordaapp use seems confined mostly to basketball fans under the age of 24. But we’re hoping for a breakout.
Here’s a recent Mayor McGinn tweet: “Search Committee announced for new Human Services director.” Couldn’t Mayor McGinn just as easily tweet “Search Committee announced for new Human Services director #wordaapp”? I don’t see why not.