Posted by ESC on December 30, 2003
In Reply to: White on rice, again posted by ESC on December 30, 2003
: : Hi all. I searched the archives and googled, but cannot find the origin of the expression "like white on rice". My sister insists that it is a racial expression and not to be used by polite society.
: : I understand the meaning, it's the origin (and whether or not it's racist) in which I am interested.
: : Thanks!
: My opinion: it's not racist. Ike Turner, an African-American, was the first person I heard say it and I, a European-American, was not offended. Sometimes rice is just rice. White on rice is just a cleaned up version of "stink on sh*t."
Ike & Tina Turner, "Baby Get It On"
Album: Acid Queen
TT: we're gonna get it on
...and we goin on
IT: you dont know, girl how
you blow my mind.
I said now baby, won't you hear what I say
I want your lovin' in the worst kind of way, so come on, baby let's get it on
TT: ah huh
IT: Now your the finest girl I ever saw in my life
I want to stick to you like white on rice
So come on.
TT: ah huh