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May 23, 2003 10:02 AM   Subscribe

Fo shizzle my nizzle! At last, the lingustic puzzle is solved, or at least attempted. Over and over. And over. Definition - "for the sizzle" of tasty burgers on the grill. Often used by members of lower classes because they cannot taste the tasty burgers, nor enjoy the sizzle.
posted by xmutex (33 comments total)

 
You must really love that phrase, xmutex.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:24 AM on May 23, 2003


I just want to spread the good word.
posted by xmutex at 10:25 AM on May 23, 2003


i was thinking of posting this after seeing tycho from PA link to it.. good times.

once, my friend and i were doing a remix to a song called "i saved the princess," which is of course about the super mario bros. video game... at some point, we had the urge to refer to it as "off the heezy for sheezy, luigi"
posted by lotsofno at 10:30 AM on May 23, 2003


It's a perfectly cromulent phrase.
posted by RylandDotNet at 10:34 AM on May 23, 2003


You gotta love the disclaimer at the very bottom of the page.

The Urban Dictionary is not appropriate for all audiences.

Fo' shizzle.
posted by yhbc at 10:36 AM on May 23, 2003


Thank you, xmutex, thank you.
posted by Songdog at 10:37 AM on May 23, 2003


My favorite:

A slightly aborted version of a declined McDonald's slogan:
Hamburglar: "Come robble my knobble."

posted by Vidiot at 10:49 AM on May 23, 2003




Interesting:

No entry found for "Miguel Cardoso" in the dictionary.

Suggestions:

Baguy
Donglish
coal chamber
faggots
TB
Biatch
BASA
miguel Godoy

If you know what "Miguel Cardoso" means, you can add a definition to the dictionary.


and

No entry found for "mr crash davis" in the dictionary.

Suggestions:

crack
Linux
windows
asian
jobber ramen
"Reilly"
TLC
politician
Shit Sandwich


I think they need to work on their "What's Related" algorithm.
posted by Vidiot at 11:03 AM on May 23, 2003


My favorite:

I'm at a loss as to why all the racist drivel is on here. It's completely unnecessary.
posted by sudama at 11:25 AM on May 23, 2003


Am I the only one that is tired of this phrase? I don't even watch TV (where I'm assuming that people hearing this, along with music) but I hear stupid white people saying this every day.

The worst was when I caught myself almost saying it to my wife. I felt like a total beeotch.
posted by ArcAm at 11:25 AM on May 23, 2003


I think I'm going to start answering my phone like Snoop.

*Ring*
*click*
Shizzle?
posted by tomorama at 11:39 AM on May 23, 2003


"fo shizzle my nizzle" is a bastardization of "fo sheezy my neezy" which is a bastardization of "for sure my nigga" which is a bastardization of "I whole-heartedly agree my African American brother"

There, satisfied?
posted by Veritron at 11:40 AM on May 23, 2003


much better than the urban slang dictionary is the bay area hip hop dictionary.


Fa' sheezy, Fasheezi - Meaning 'for sure'.
posted by specialk420 at 11:42 AM on May 23, 2003


More fun with urbandictionary.com here.

Am I the only one that is tired of this phrase?
No.
posted by languagehat at 11:48 AM on May 23, 2003


ok... now that we have defined the easiest of urban slang, someone wanna take a shot at explaining the chorus to Missy Elliot's "Gossip Folks"?

Musi ques
I sews on bews
I pues a twos on que zat
Pue zoo
My kizzer
Pous zigga ay zee
Its all kizza
Its always like
Its all kizza
Its always like
Na zound
Wa zee
Wa zoom zoom zee
posted by bmxGirl at 11:48 AM on May 23, 2003


I don't know what it means, but it sure makes me want to ziggy zig ah!
posted by Vidiot at 11:53 AM on May 23, 2003


Ask Frankie Smith, the orginal singer of that chorus.

double da dutch the double da dutch
posted by LouieLoco at 1:11 PM on May 23, 2003


So let’s start with the obvious: you coined the phrase “fo’ shizzle,” right?


I was the first one who put it out there real tough in 1996 on my song “Rappers Ball.” We were saying “fo’ sheezy,” and “fo’ shizzle.” I told Jay-Z after he used it on his record, I said, “That’s a Bay Area word, man.” That’s from the land where they pop they collars and jack they slacks. Then I took it to “fo’ shiggedy”, to “fo’ shiggadough” and now “fo’ shiggadale,” that’s the newest. You know, it don’t stop. 75% of the words I made up. Even before this rap game my ear’s always been to the street. I’ve been making up slang words since the first grade, you smell me? I stay coming with something to keep the game interesting. I tell ’em the rap game without 40 is like old folks without bingo.


--E-40 Fonzarelli weighs in in a Vice interview
posted by jeb at 1:24 PM on May 23, 2003


no, the rap game without E-40 is the rap game without some guy who always is complaining that people don't respect all the stupid slang he "invents". Every time I hear him talk he's saying the same thing.
posted by LouieLoco at 1:31 PM on May 23, 2003


Fo' sheezy, Parcheesi.
posted by kindall at 1:44 PM on May 23, 2003


"No entry found for "mr crash davis" in the dictionary.

Suggestions:

crack
Linux
windows
asian
jobber ramen
"Reilly"
TLC
politician
Shit Sandwich

I think they need to work on their "What's Related" algorithm."


Au contraire, I think it's spot-on, my friend.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:19 PM on May 23, 2003


Just think, when society collapses, this is what they will pull out of the rubble years later to try to reconstruct us.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 2:43 PM on May 23, 2003


I've looked up "fo shizzle my nizzle" at urbandictionary before but it didn't answer my basic question. fsmn is an example of a more general formula wherein some people work extra z's into words. I want to know where it all started. I'd heard or read that it started as a simple code like pig latin or similar.

I think I may have caught the tail end on a Fresh Air segment. Guest:"And that's the story of how 'nizzle came to be." Terry:"Fascinating." Me: "D'oh."

Anyway, can someone confirm, deny or expand upon my explanation?
posted by stuart_s at 3:33 PM on May 23, 2003


Boy, am I sorry I asked.
posted by britain at 3:45 PM on May 23, 2003


jeb: hilarious.
posted by eddydamascene at 3:47 PM on May 23, 2003


Loved the Bay Area Urban Dictionary.

Top site: Cashmonet.com

Wicked cool.

bmxgirl, I'm still trying to decipher her popular song still playing on the radio, the one with the warm leatherette beat. A ya-ta-ta-tah. Flip it out and I'll work it, ...

I heard you have to play it backwards. I guess you need the record version as opposed to the CD. My CD player doesn't go in reverse. Fuh sheezy!
posted by alicesshoe at 4:04 PM on May 23, 2003


stuart: regarding the "izzle" suffix, consensus seems to be that Snoop Doggy Dog is to blame, though it probably derives from a more general usage of the "iz" interpolation (hizouse, shiznit) which itself may have derived from attempts to provide a clever euphemism for words forbidden in school or over the radio.

Yes, like Pig Latin or the French/Arabic argot Verlan, it is a linguistic game that serves as a social marker or shibboleth.
posted by dhartung at 12:11 AM on May 24, 2003


E-40 : -eezy :: Snoop Dogg : -izzle

Ya feel it?
posted by Down10 at 3:22 AM on May 24, 2003


Yes, I'm Down, 10.

I mean, I'm down, I feel it.

I mean ...

*sigh*
posted by allaboutgeorge at 5:08 AM on May 24, 2003


Yeah, saying "shizzle my nizzle" is really fucking stupid and weird. OMG LOL ROTFLMAO.
posted by bingbangbong at 6:50 PM on May 24, 2003


"it means sup dawg duh u r a whole bunch of dumbasses"

duh. omg.
posted by kaibutsu at 5:28 AM on May 25, 2003


If you wouldn't feel comfortable saying, "For sure, my nigger*," I wouldn't recommend using it.

*I don't care what people say about the difference between 'nigga' and 'nigger'. There isn't one. Trust.
posted by haqspan at 3:57 PM on May 25, 2003


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