Carrie Harris | Young Adult Author

Friday, March 27, 2009

Worldwide Snoop Dogg

As most of you know, a while back I promoted Scillius Maximus to Scillius Maximus the Great (fo' shizzle). The last time he was over at our house, he quite politely asked me what shizzle meant. I could tell from the look on his face that what he really wanted to say was something more like: "What on EARTH were you thinking?!? Don't you remember that I'm an umpteenth black belt ninja and could kick your ass seven different ways while you stood there blinking and trying to figure out what I just hit you with?"

You think I'm joking, but I'm not. I was assisting with training once, and one of Slayer's students stopped at one point, blinked, and said, "Dude, what did you just hit me with?"

And no, he wasn't chemically altered at the time.

Moving on. I've decided to perform an experiment to prove to Scillius that shizzleness is the universal sign for cool. So first, I give you the creator of all that is shizzle. Yeah, baby. It's Snoop Dogg.

The original lyrics:
Izzle kizzle, fo shizzle.
My nizzle, what you sizzle?
Fo shizzle bizzle, ha ha!

And then, I used Babel Fish to translate those highly creative lyrics. I translated them from English to Dutch. Then I took those Dutch lyrics and translated them into French. From French to German. From German to English. From English to French. From French to Spanish. And finally, from Spanish back to English.

Why? Well, because I was bored. But also because I wanted to prove that the power of shizzle was not lost in translation. Anyway, this is what I ended up with, in what is supposed to be English:
Izzle kizzle, FO seine fishings sifflez
Mon nizzle, that shizzle?
FO bizzleshizzle. Has. It has.

I think I've proven my point.

13 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

Someday, I want to invent my own language that millions of people, worldwide, will want to emulate.

K.C. Shaw said...

Has. You has.

Aaron Polson said...

What Jamie said. fo' shizzle

Phietten. Word (verification).

adrienne said...

Funny. Was. It was.

Scillius Maximus said...

Okeydoke. First a couple of clarifications:

1. Like I would ever think about threatening to do harm to your fanny. Riiiggghhtt. Two reason come to immediate mind - A. I may be an 'umpteenth dan' ninja but your God Mother is an 'umpteenth dan squared' ninja. Recall that blog where you described the GM choking out some guy as you showed up with kids? Huh?? I've BEEN that guy!?! B. If (and I'm saying IF) that day ever came and I was still alive, all you'd have to do to stop me from a posterior fusillade is to unleash Left and Right. You know the effect they have. A couple of goo goo's and I won't care, let alone remember the word shiznzel.

2. The only reason I asked for a definition of shizzle is because I'm suppose to be the Shizzle Ninja in Snow Richard Simmons and the 7 Ninja's. Remember? I have a PART I need to develop here. I was fine with the added title of "fo' shizzle". I figured it was some street cred thingey. But with the production coming together, this is now and important question!

And for the second part, a revelation:

Of course Babel Fish! It's all so clear to me now! Thank you Carrie. Without these startling revelations I would never have been able to peal back the layers and gotten to core of "Shizzle" in the Shizzle Ninja.

I must go rehearsed immediately!!!

Kiersten said...

Word.

Or, in keeping with the spirit of this post,

Das word. Shizzle.

C.R. Evers said...

you are pure genius.

Carrie Harris said...

Jamie: I've been working on that, and let me tell you, it's more difficult than I expected. But someday, I shall have the Carriespeak Dictionary. A few other people might buy it too, if I paid them enough.

KC: I has indeed. :)

Aaron: I'm trying to come up with a witty definition of your word verification, but I'm sadly lacking.

Adrienne: You, I thank. Sound like Yoda I do.

Scillius: OH! Well in that case, I'm sorry I interfered with your character development. I had fun with the Babel Fish anyway.

Kiersten: Yah, shizzle. Me thanky.

Or something like that.

Christy: Wow, thanks! Most people jump right to certifiably insane, so I'll take genius any day. :)

Shelli said...

ikellay....





jus kidding - have no idea what that means. I htink the verication words are a whole other language.


nebersu!

Suzanne Casamento said...

You proved your point fo shizzle.

Mariah Irvin said...

Has. It has.

That's the new way I'm going to laugh. If it scares people, I'll have to go into long explanations. That would probably happen a lot.

Poutom!

Mariah Irvin said...

http://www.barbiecollector.com/images/news/fall2008line/main/L9630_Full.jpg

I just found this picture and thought of you, Carrie. Not because you normally dress up like Bat Girl, or anything, but because of your general Batman obsession. I'm not sure this picture has batbrows...

Scillius Maximus said...

::With Gravitas::

"Has. IT Haaas.

FO Nizzle!"


So what do you think Carrie? Will it rock on stage?

 


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