Ice-T is a successful rapper and actor, considered a legend, married to Miss Coco, who is a certified baddie - overall life seems like it worked out for him, so regret might not be a feeling he's been dealing with much these days.
If there's anything that will make you instantly regret every choice you've ever made in your life, it's asking Twitter to explain something to you. Oh, you'll get your answer ... but at what cost?
Ice found himself tweeting back and forth with some fans of Law & Order: SVU - Ice-T plays Fin Tutuola - about other characters in the show. People wanted his opinions on some popular "ships."
Now - here is the point at which things get fun. If you, like the fans, understand what a "ship" is, you could move onto the next sentence and continue the article with no problems.
If you, like Ice-T, do not understand what a "ship" is then you're probably very confused about why Law & Order: SVU fans have such passionate opinions about boats.
You, like Ice-T, might quickly realize they're absolutely not talking about boats, and this must be some of that newfangled young people speak.
You, like Ice-T, would then be faced with a choice. You could Google it. Or you could ask Twitter.
Decisions were made that day ...
WTF does Ship mean??https://twitter.com/spacebtwn1013/status/1527338790712332298\u00a0\u2026— ICE T (@ICE T) 1652981678
Ice-T definitely got his answer.
Twitter users understand that people learn better with examples, so the replies turned into the best/worst sort of show and tell.
People tried to warn him...
Sometimes you have to know when to walk away from things! Walk away ICE T leave it alone!https://twitter.com/finallevel/status/1527341975719989257\u00a0\u2026— The Void! (@The Void!) 1652992091
my life would be easier if i didn\u2019t know what ship means, it\u2019s better if you don\u2019t get into that, ice.— \ud83c\udf38 (@\ud83c\udf38) 1652982337
make a hard u-turn while u still can Ice Thttps://twitter.com/FINALLEVEL/status/1527341975719989257\u00a0\u2026— san \ud83c\udf19\ud83d\udd1e (@san \ud83c\udf19\ud83d\udd1e) 1652982483
Ice, NO!!!!https://twitter.com/FINALLEVEL/status/1527341975719989257\u00a0\u2026— Ironic (@Ironic) 1652981728
... but choices have consequences and life is a chaotic teacher.
Uncle Ice, it\u2019s when you take 2 people or characters and make them into a \u201cromantic\u201d relationship by putting their names together like a ship. For example, I ship Nagatoro from the anime Don\u2019t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro and Shinji from Evangalion. They are now Shinjitoro.— Smurfcattt (@Smurfcattt) 1652988406
Relationship - only, it\u2019s like a game, and \u201cshippers\u201d are the fans rooting for that relationship to succeed. Some people are under the mistaken impression that SVU is a soap opera.— Summer Jayne (@Summer Jayne) 1652982170
It's when fans do the thing where they picture either a character and a character together, or a celebrity and a celebrity together. \n\nAkin to a child putting Barbie in one hand and Ken in the other and making them kiss, but yeah.— \ud835\udd16\ud835\udd1e\ud835\udd2f\ud835\udd1e \ud835\udd31\ud835\udd25\ud835\udd22 \ud835\udd1a\ud835\udd22\ud835\udd26\ud835\udd2f\ud835\udd21 (@\ud835\udd16\ud835\udd1e\ud835\udd2f\ud835\udd1e \ud835\udd31\ud835\udd25\ud835\udd22 \ud835\udd1a\ud835\udd22\ud835\udd26\ud835\udd2f\ud835\udd21) 1652981815
I ship ICE T and Drehttps://twitter.com/FINALLEVEL/status/1527341975719989257\u00a0\u2026— Triple A Rawn (@Triple A Rawn) 1652983115
https://twitter.com/FINALLEVEL/status/1527341975719989257\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/U1tcA5qOvq— gerri alert! \ud83c\udf3b (@gerri alert! \ud83c\udf3b) 1653055467
So if you, like Ice-T, learned some things by having all that imagery totally burned into your head... tell us about your favorite "ships" in the comments!