Monday, March 19, 2012

This Is Something That Cracked Me Up

As I was browsing the internet over the Starbucks website, I came across an interestingly-named product.

Now, most unsuspecting individuals will look at this benign image and think "ooh, bagel, I'm gonna slather you with some cream cheese and you're gonna like it! Mm, yeah."

But not me.

You wanna know why?

Because the damned bagel is called a CHONGA bagel.

And that cracks me up.

See, being a native of South Florida, when I was in middle school, I was a witness to a phenomenon in which 90% of the girls my age would emulate a fashion style that is known as "Chonga." This trend is a mixture between ghetto-fabulous and gaudy flea market bling.

For a more thorough explanation, please take a moment to watch the video that I've embedded in this post.




(In case you were wondering if I was ever a Chonga, then I have clearly not done a good job at conveying my nerdy personality through my blog posts.)

Looking at the photo of the Chonga bagel, I naturally had to do this:



Mmm. Chongalicious Chonga Bagel is Chongalicious.

Barb the (still sick and delirious) French Bean

23 comments:

  1. Hhahahah that is a fantastic bagel. I hadn't heard of chonga in this context before, but now I totes get it.

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    1. I hope the next time you see a chonga bagel, you will laugh from the recognition of chongaliciousness!

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  2. haha. that bagel is lookin' flyyy. x

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  3. Did those girls seriously GLUE their hair???

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    1. I think they did for the video.

      I do recall that the "chonga" hairstyle involved plastering your bangs into a sheen that looked rather crispy, but I don't know WHAT those girls used as hair products? Gel? Hairspray? Industrial-strength crazy glue?

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    1. Ha ha. I take it that you were staring at its bagel-y booty and panty-line?

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  5. Hahahaha this proper cracked me up! She's so pretty with her chavvy earrings and lip job ;) x

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  6. I remember Chonga, but I didn't remember the name. Starbucks aren't really known for their masterful naming skills. I know someone who really was almost kicked out for ordering a large coffee until her hipster friend intervened. Damn hipsters!

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    1. Now there's a fight I'd pay to see: Chonga bagel versus hipsters!

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  7. This is the first time in my life I can honestly say I have been slightly frightened by a bagel :p

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    1. You shouldn't worry too much. Most bagels are rather tame.

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  8. Ha! Even before you described it, before I watched the video, I knew exactly what çhonga meant, what an incredibly evocative word! And thank God I didn't go to your school, I'm just the kind of moron who would have loved it and still be rocking it in 2012, it looks ace!

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    1. Believe me, there are still women down here in Miami who embody the chonga look and lifestyle, and I happen to know an Englishwoman who is a *perfect* example of these ladies.

      This is NOT a joke. o_O

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  9. look delicious, let me share this

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    1. Be careful. Chonga bagel might cut you! :P

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  10. A tasty looking bagel for all the wrong reasons lol! I'm a new follower but I've given you guys the versatile blogger award. You can check this out on my latest post if you like :)

    Universal Gibberish

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    1. Thanks very much! :D You are too kind!

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  11. Funny! I live in pacific northwest and work at Starbucks...Chonga stands for Ch-eese, on-ion, ga-rlic. That is how it got it's name. They took the bagel away nationwide but here in the PNW we love them so much they are only sold here! I have heard of Cholas (being I'm from California) ... Chongas seem similar.

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