If You Use “Chu” Instead Of “You” – I Will Cut Chu.

Unless you’re sneezing, because that’s all I hear when someone says “chu.”

But let me bring it back – bring it, bring it, bring it back.

As I’m driving toward public transit this morning, I start soulfully and accurately singing along to Rihanna’s “Stay.” It’s a beautiful song, if I do say so myself, and unfairly catchy. Then as the chorus comes around, I start really getting into it.

Not really sure how to feel about it, something in the way you move.

Makes me feel like I can’t live without chu –

And then I heard it. I heard myself say it. I said “chu.” WHAT THE FUCK IS CHU??? Urban Dictionary, if you please.

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Look, Rudizzle said it, not me. Granted, it didn’t sound that weird coming from Rihanna, but that’s probably because I’m super Irish and, thus, super uber caucasian. I can’t do “chu,” you guys. It’s not in the cards for me.

It got me thinking why this pronunciation of the good ‘ol, nothing wrong with it at all word “you” has shifted to “chu.” Imagine if Adele’s cry-tastic ballad “Someone Like You” was Rihannafied.

Never mind I’ll find someone like chuuuuuuu-ooooooo

Fuck that.

Would it be so bad if Rihanna said “you” instead? Why – why “chu”? IT’S NOT CORRECT.

Imagine Whitney Houston’s brilliant rendition of “I Will Always Love You”. I haven’t even typed it out and you know it’s going to be fucking awful as shit.




So I wonder what all the infatuation is around this spin on “you.” Is it not good enough for chu anymore, Rihanna? Or is the guy you keep singing about named Chu? Because then I will take it all back. Just for chu.

Really, I blame Steven Tyler for all of this. He let one goddamn “chu” slip out in “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” and I can’t. stop. hearing it. For years, in that bit just before the last chorus:

I just wanna be with you, right here with chu – just like this.

This is why Bruce Willis died, Steven. Bruce never dies in action films, he’s John fucking McClane. But Michael Bay blew him up because you fucked it up.

I’d really love for people to stop saying “chu.” It’s not real, and if Webster’s caves and puts this as a synonym for “you,” I’m going to kill Steven Tyler, Rihanna, shake Adele’s hand, and then off myself.

A world where people aren’t using pronouns properly is a world I don’t want to live in.

5 thoughts on “If You Use “Chu” Instead Of “You” – I Will Cut Chu.

  1. THANK YOU. I agree. I really like this song but whenever I hear it, it drives me fucking nuts when they say “chu.” There is no reason for them to do that, especially with the slow pace of the song.

  2. Thank YOU! I love that song but whenever it come to the “chu” part I purposely turn it down…but I know she is saying it so it stills drives me crazy. Maybe they should come up with an updated version changing all the “chu” to “you.” Oh and I would like to say I ran into your blog and now I may or may not be reading all your posts all day…Haha thanks for giving me some laughs!

  3. I hate to break it to you guys, but its NOT just that song. Seriously. Pay attention when people talk, or even on television, in movies, cartoons! People – not just black people, by the way – say “CHU” all the time instead of “you!” I don’t think people even notice they’re doing it. I’m listening to a Flyleaf song and she says “chu.” It bothers the shit out of me.

  4. Audioslave – Be Yourself

    The chorus makes me shiver because how lazy this guy was pronouncing you even though he had enough time to make it sound the correct and English word “you”:

    How it is written: To be yourself is all that you can do
    How it is said: To be yourself is all that CHU can do. (sigh)

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