A friend recently posted on their Facebook status that she has "apparently been drinking lots of haterade lately"[sic]. Does this mean other people are annoyed with her or she's annoyed with other people? What does this phrase mean?

  • I think this about sums it up: Haterade Facebook page – Matt E. Эллен Dec 11 '11 at 18:35
  • @jcolebrand Sorry! I thought you just mixed up some words. Next time I'll ask. – user11550 Dec 12 '11 at 5:34
  • no no, it's fine, I figured that was likely the case. ;-) – jcolebrand Dec 12 '11 at 19:57

The term is a take-off on an American beverage called "gatorade," which is what we would now call a "power drink." She is drinking "haterade," appears to not mean that she is not only ingesting "hate," but in a heavy dose, like the beverage.

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    But that doesn't answer the OPs question...which direction is the hate directed, towards the drinker or towards others? 'Drinking ots' could mean that she is the object of hatred of others -or- that she is getting a lot of resources to help her express her hatred of others. – Mitch Dec 11 '11 at 18:50
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    "She is drinking haterade" means she is doing the hating. – Tom Au Dec 11 '11 at 18:54
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    There has to be some influence from the phrase "drinking the Kool-Aid" here. – Peter Shor Dec 11 '11 at 19:17
  • I'm with Mitch, what's the directionality? How do you determine she is the one doing the hating? – jcolebrand Dec 12 '11 at 2:15
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    @jcolebrand - Because the pun isn't on hate, it's on hater (as in "haters gonna hate"). A person who drinks haterade becomes a hater. – alcas Dec 12 '11 at 2:19

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