slang infix /iz/?

emckean at ENTERACT.COM emckean at ENTERACT.COM
Wed Jan 26 19:55:41 UTC 2000

I'm pretty sure that the character "Jay" (of "Jay and Silent Bob"; Silent
Bob, natch, doesn't say much) uses this in a few of Kevin Smith's
movies. Try "Mallrats" or the recently released "Dogma."

These characters are also featured in some comic books that may *ahem* be
lying around my house. I can check them if interest in a written cite is
great enough.

I didn't glean any semantic content from this infix; I merely thought it
was another in-group way to piss off adults.

Erin McKean
editor at

On Wed, 26 Jan 2000 Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM wrote:

> My son, 18, says that /iz/ or /@z/ (@=schwa) is reasonably current in hip-hop
> slang as an infix to mean something like "the real thing" or "definitely" or
> "for sure", apparently in nouns; e.g.
>      b@'ziC                          < bitch
>      man of the /hi'zaws/            < house
> Does anyone know more about this?
> -- Mark A. Mandel

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