Teenage slang "schiznick/shiz" (= great, cool)--Query

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Wed Feb 4 02:59:36 UTC 2004

You'll usually find it spelled as "shiznit." It's from the same
language well as foshizzle and hizzouse. The izz infix might go back to
jazz, but as far as I can take it back is the 1985 album "UTFO" by UTFO
which features the song "Roxanne Roxanne" which includes several lines
of this speech.


I don't be in no casino, and baby while you knizzow
The izzi is the grizzeat Kizzangizzo.'
Then crizzi to gizzone and seen number izzone
Crizzin ricking tizza of mizzac mic dizza

But I would guess Snoop Dog is the more recently popularizer.

On Feb 3, 2004, at 21:16, Gerald Cohen wrote:

> A former student just sent me an e-mail about a new teenage-slang
> term I had never heard of. Is anyone else familiar with it? Might
> anyone know its etymology?

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