Monday, March 23, 2009

SHIZ: word of the day



I found this word today at the web site of Photo jojo. Right there at the head of their site is this sentence:

We find the best photo shiz anywhere.

SHIZ

I thought it was a very interesting word and looked it up. The dictionary didn't have a definition but the Reference said it had something to do with the Book of Mormon. No, no that's not what I wanted. I wanted it to mean "STUFF." Or maybe "Sh___" I think you could see these meaning fitting very well. Then I went to the Urban Dictionary and found 3 definitions that were more likely as far as I was concerned:
1. shiz 325 up, 62 down love ithate it

another word for sh__.
shiz, man i got grounded for a whole year.

by Phil Kong Dec 3, 2007 share this

2. Shiz 422 up, 288 down love ithate it

something great or wonderful
That movie was the shiz! It was the best movie ive seen in 2 years!
by Patrick Martin Sep 7, 2003 share this

3. shiz unacceptable definition for printing here


The second definition is the one I like and want to use along with an additional definition like "Great stuff."

Also in searching around the internet I found this:

Shiz University is a fictional university in Gregory Maguire's revisionist novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Shiz also appears in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked, the hit Broadway musical based on the book. In the book, the university is located in the city of Shiz in Gillikin, the northern province of the Land of Oz.



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6 comments:

Tink *~*~* said...

Fo' shizzle, dats da bomb ;)

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♥ Kathy said...

lol the Urban Dictionary is the best source of modern day words and their definitions :) I think the word wicked is the shiz..it's a wicked good word ;)

Daryl said...

I like this word and Husband who often suggests I stop talking like a truck driver will like it too ...

ROSIDAH said...

That's shiz you are writing about! I'm going for the second definition, too. Amazing how contradictory the meanings are... You could get me wrong there ;).

BLOGitse said...

haven't heard shiz or Urban Dictionary before - thanks for both!

soulbrush said...

i'm gonna try to use this word instead of sh... from now on i really dig it.....