slang infix /iz/?

Bob Haas highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Thu Jan 27 15:52:59 UTC 2000

Chris Rock used the form--and it blew my buttoned-down mind--going on four
years ago on a hip-hop spoof segment on Saturday Night Live.  It ran a few
times, and Chris Farley played his sidekick in the bits.  I cannot remember
the name off the top of my head.  It was pretty funny, and Rock clued me in
to what was popular at the time.  Once again, it was a while back, four or
more years.

> From: "Bonikowski, Heather" <hbonikowski at RANDOMHOUSE.COM>
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 16:45:45 -0500
> Subject: Re: slang infix /iz/?
> I've definitely heard "shizit" or "shiznit" "hizouse" and "hizomies" for the
> last 4 years (Chicago IL, Austin TX, NYC).
> -Heather Bonikowski
>>>> 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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