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  • The meaning of "Disturbia" in various phrases and sentences

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    2. It's a Rihanna song. It's not a real word - it's a mash-up of "disturb" and the suffix "-ia" which is supposed to invoke "suburbia" I think (the outskirts of a city). Suburbia is a shorthand for somewhere predictable and safe / boring. So I think she wants us to imagine a place where everything is disturbing / upsetting and upside down. It also sounds a bit like "disturb ya" / "disturb you". It's all a bit poetic. :)

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