Be there or be square
“Be there or be square” is another one of those classic idioms that have been in use for as long as we can remember. If you don’t show up to a party, your friends call you a square – but what does it actually mean? Why is it considered an insult being a square? Twitter user Dominic Shaheen has the answer.
It turns out there’s a simple, yet witty explanation: if you don’t show up to a party, you’re called a “square” because you’re not around (or “a-round”). How clever is that? If you’re not around, it means you’re a square. This might be the coolest thing we’ve learned in a while, and we’re off to spread the word.