Rap slang shiznit (great, cool)--Residual uncertainty
gcohen at UMR.EDU
Wed Feb 4 18:17:01 UTC 2004
I think I can answer the question that I asked this morning.
>... But how does the concept "excrement" come to express "great,
>cool, fantastic"? What am I missing here?
The answer is that the term for excrement was applied to drugs (See
John Bassett McCleary's _Hippie Dictionary_, Berkeley: Ten Speed
and the presence or arrival of drugs is what must have originally
been regarded as great/cool/fantastic.
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