Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 22:21:01 -0600 From: Tom Head Subject: "it's all good" 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."). Tom Head tlh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] "The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is, no one has yet discovered." -- Oscar Wilde