Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 04:34:41 -0500
From: Jim Crotty Monkmag[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: "it's all good"
In a message dated 11/2/97 1:06:29 AM, you wrote:
Does anyone know where the phrase "it's all good" came from? I've heard
it used a lot in grunge culture and have seen it gradually make its way to
mainstream youth slang (almost exclusively in males, in my experience).
I'd be just about ready to bet that this phrase actually originated in the
jazz era, but I have no proof.
The phrase is used to shrug off an apology for a minor inconvenience (ex:
"Sorry I spilled your drink." "Hey, don't worry, man, it's all good.").
Like a lot of youth slang, it probably comes from black culture. I've heard
it primarily from black kids.... Don't know more than that, though I could