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Sunday, February 14, 2010

The modern urban slang phrase "Oh, snap!" actually originated in 18th century London.

See also:
- Slang Dictionary

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  • Actually, it was originated by Biz Markie in his 1989 song, "Just a Friend". More info here.

    By Blogger Lonnie Bruner, at May 22, 2007 1:32 PM  

  • Hey dummies, I don't know who came up with it, but oh, snap! is mine now

    By Anonymous Joy Turner, at June 03, 2007 6:03 PM  

  • there is also new compelling evidence that the phrase "fo' shizzle, my nizzle" currently accredited to Snoop Dogg, was in fact first uttered by native American Indians.

    just kidding.

    By Blogger E rock, at June 21, 2007 11:37 PM  

  • E-Rock,

    At least you identified yourself and stated "Just Kidding", now that was a breath of fresh air. I had to laugh and I did enjoy your comments....


    By Anonymous Kahne, at September 09, 2007 12:02 PM  

  • Actually, Lonnie, even the Wikipedia page says that "Oh, snap" was *popularized* by Biz Markie, not that he invented it.

    Oh, yooooouu.. you got what I neeeed...

    By Anonymous Jessica, at September 10, 2007 11:04 AM  

  • Can you people read? If the word was found in a text some where in 18th century England that is where it originated. Popularized is a different word, it means to take something and make it popular or common.

    By Blogger Tomina30, at July 28, 2009 12:16 PM  

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