Noticed this phrase appearing more and more in different articles. Did you know Dachshunds are "the new black"? http://www.nyminute.com/mt/archives/000301.php. I suppose so, but I have seen plenty of brown ones. It doesn't look black to me.
Apparently, scar tissue is the new black. http://abc.net.au/fly/flyspray/columns/s857905.htm. Ugh... this calls for something to be cut off!
Duct tape accessories (it comes with accessories!?) are apparently also something new that is black. http://abc.net.au/fly/flyspray/columns/s857905.htm
What in the heck does this mean? I've never heard it, but have been seeing it around alot. Is this a new (black) turn of phrase, and if so, exactly where does it come from? Some kind of new Urban English hip hop lingo? <Disclaimer: usage of the word "lingo" should not be used for age-identification purposes>
(who is gnu, but not black)