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11 Phrases and Terms From Miami That Means you can “Catch These Hands”

By Janéy Tate

Inspired by the Very Smart Brothers article, we decided to take things one step further and explain the specific terms and phrases that will cause you to “catch these hands” in Miami-Dade. Please use these phrases wisely. Warning: Foul language below.

You wanna fight hoe?
Self explanatory

So what you wanna do?
Means the argument is over and the next step is catching these hands.

It’s pressure?
Refers to a problem or beef you need to get off your chest. This doesn’t mean a fight is going to happen at that moment, but it’s soon to come. That means the problem you have with a person has been detected by them.

I want my round!
Is a derivative from a boxing term when fighters go for rounds in the ring. However just know if you hear this, that fight is happening right where you stand.

Free Smoke
This term recently emerged in the area and means the person is going to give you the hands that you have been “asking” for during an argument. You don’t have to want the smoke, but you’re gonna get the smoke because it’s free.

Shoot me a fade or shoot me one
Means to prepare to fight in that moment. It’s going down right now.

What’s good?
Means nothing is actaully good and the person asking this wants to shoot a fade.

It’s like a whatever!
Means the person doesn’t care what happens at this point. This term can escalate the smallest argument into a fist fight.

What that shit was?
The Person is asking for clarity before they beat your ass.

Puss-ass hoe
This term is the highest form of disrespect that a woman can say during an argument to another woman. When this is said a fight will commence. It won’t be a way out of it.

Fuck N*gga
This term is the highest form of disrespect that can be said to a Miami man during an argument just as Puss ass hoe. These words can get you killed. Just don’t say these words to anyone.

Leave a comment below with the Miami phrases we missed. Broward County you guys can join in too.


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The article was written by Janey Tate. Janey is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hy-Lo News. She is also the CEO of Tate Media Enterprises, which produces this hyper-local blog. Follow Janey on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @Janey_Tate. https://linktr.ee/JaneyHyLoNews

71 comments on “11 Phrases and Terms From Miami That Means you can “Catch These Hands”

  1. Ashley Florence

    I’m doe u str8

  2. Ashley Florence

    I’m saying doe u str8

    Sorry autocorrect typo lol

  3. Darrell Finley

    Run up…
    Keep rappin…

  4. U forgot puss ass n*gga lol

  5. Shauntrell

    I’m finning paint buddy.. means you going to get the blood beat out you.💯

    • Lol… We’ve never heard that one

      • Keyda hound

        That’s definitely one. This one’s very old but I still use it, because when I say it….the youngster’s be looking like🤔 “Make my shit look like ketchup Den”.

  6. Waddup den? We finna go?

  7. Run it

    Get there

    Meet me in the Paint

  8. Finna catch a headcrack.

  9. Don’t forget “What’s up den”

  10. We finna reck – inmate term we finna fight

  11. Christian gomez

    Square up

  12. What ever A nigga thinkin

  13. Square up n*gga!/ You good!?/You aint sayin sh*t, lets go!

  14. Marlon Mejia

    Imma patch yo ass…get in the paint

  15. Clinton Neilly

    You aint bout that life!

  16. This is from middle school days but “You got Anna??”

  17. You gon hafta see me

  18. Get ur head split to the white meat!!

  19. Thomas Hosley

    You bout to get that Popeyes special

  20. “Fool u str8?!”

  21. If you feeling Froggy. Please jump

  22. Shacoyia M

    Don’t get yo ass patched!!

  23. Reginald Atkins

    1 You ain’t on that.2 you sleep.3thats what yo mouth say.4 Ill beat yo ass

  24. U good

  25. Nigga finna patch yo ass



  27. Puss-ass nigga wuz up or you stressing a fade

  28. Grey Swaby

    It ain’t Nothing !!
    I ain’t on that !!!

  29. Tighten Up‼️

  30. Mikealjoyner

    Man Wuz up yo….and begin to bang his shit

  31. You ready to catch these hands ‼️ Or pull up

  32. This ain’t what you want

  33. Catch me outside,How bout that

  34. I’ll two-piece you

  35. (The throwback instigator) bet you won’t tap his / her chin !

  36. Catch a fade

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