Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 09:12:55 -0600 From: "Emerson, Jessie J" Subject: Re: "it's all good" The phrase "from the git-go" (get-go?) has been around far longer than hip-hop or rap, if that was the implication from Margaret's message. The phrase means "from the beginning" and has been used in the South for a number of years. I don't know about the origins, and it certainly could've originated from the African American community here decades ago. Jessie Emerson Margaret Lee wrote: > As with much slang that eventually enters mainstream usage, "It's all > good" originated in the African American community about four years > ago, > essentially a product of hip-hop/rap culture. That and "my bad," > "dis," hood," "git-go," "squat," and many other expressions underscore > the > long rich tradition of the linguistic creativity of African Americans. > >