Rap slang shiznit (great, cool)--Residual uncertainty

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Wed Feb 4 16:11:46 UTC 2004

>When I was in high school in the late 80's "That's the shit!" was
>frequently used to mean "It's the greatest thing ever!" The THE is very
>important in the construction.  Can't forget the THE.


Note also the euphemisms "the nuts" and "the berries". (^_^)

Also "He thinks he's hot shit", "He thinks he's King Shit", etc., meaning
"He thinks well of himself".

-- Doug Wilson

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