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spikestoyiu - 2014-12-30

I think this is probably more like a Dollar General or Family Dollar rather than a proper dollar store. Because, if it's a dollar store, it is pretty impressive. I'm just calling it the dollar store because that's what this dude keeps repeating. Also, pretty positive that's where he got his camera phone because the quality is straight ass.

infinite zest - 2014-12-30

I always knew it as "Git" because one of my favorite bands in the world were/are The Gits (if you don't know anything about them, listen and love, and then feel really sad) so I've known the word for most of my life but I've always known it as that spelling and pronunciation, like "git out of here." Urban Dictionary, the wonderfully accurate source as it is, say both are appropriate spellings, and like "punk," both refer to a prison term.

Funny thing is I've never heard anyone say it unless they were describing said band. Normally I'd hear "punk" or something.

spikestoyiu - 2014-12-30

I've heard "git" before due in part to the band as well as (I THINK) it being a very British insult. Oh, and the IT bullshit. But I learned today that "jit" is prison slang. I dunno. So says Urban Dictionary.

EvilHomer - 2014-12-31

Git is a common pejorative used in British English, having been around since at least the time my grandparents were children, if not earlier. I doubt the two words are at all related; for one, git is pronounced with a hard "g", and both words have distinctly separate meanings - a git is an idiot, while a jit, apparently, is a youngster, particularly one to whom the speaker wishes to show mild disrespect.

Jit appears to have originated in South Florida, and its usage may be confined to that region: I have never heard the term used in New England. Have any of you encountered it, and if so, where?

spikestoyiu - 2014-12-31

I'm in Philadelphia and we love our slang (JAWN is the best), but I've never heard JIT before.

gravelstudios - 2014-12-31

I think that's a Dollar General, based on the color scheme, layout, and products. Most people I know call the dollar general "the Dollar Store' in a generic sense.

infinite zest - 2014-12-31

As luck would have it, I was listening to pandora and this song came on:


first time I've heard "gits" in a while (luckily it rhymes with shits) so I think we're both right. Kinda like if something, like a video, is "gay" it doesn't pertain to the video's sexual preferences, because videos cannot have sexual intercourse (yet, it's 2015 people, work on it, xnxx.com.) So I think most people use it like "dumbass" but it does pertain to youth the same way as "jits" does. I was wrong about the etymology of "punk" though, it actually came from Shakespeare times and basically meant prostitute (so the prison part makes sense), but he used it simply as a pejorative without without the character who is referred to as "punk" being sexually active at all..

EvilHomer - 2014-12-31

It pertains to youth only so far as the words "idiot" or "jerkass" would pertain to youth; git is, and always has been, age-neutral, and while it can certainly be levelled pejoratively against young people, there is nothing in it's usage to suggest the age of the person being so insulted. See for example:


EvilHomer - 2014-12-31

"Jit" seems to be more like "anklebiter" or "whippersnapper", or even "codger" or "gramps", all of which make the age of the person being insulted central to the word's usage.

EvilHomer - 2014-12-31

Other good examples of git:



TheOtherCapnS - 2014-12-31

I've always heard people say ijit instead of idiot. I thought it was a southern thing. Maybe jit is just a shortening of that?

Adjuvant - 2014-12-30

Juvenile In Training?
Heralding A Mess?

infinite zest - 2014-12-30

Never thought about "Juvenile in Training" before, but it kinda makes sense. Much like someone in prison was your "punk" (bitch) "Git/Jit" was basically someone younger than you, so you could fuck around with him, but I don't think there were any sexual connotations. PoeTV Etymology Squad GO!

hammsangwich - 2014-12-30

I think HAM is "hard as a motherfucker."

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-12-31

I was worried it would be "Juggalo in Training."

The Mothership - 2014-12-30

Can I get a WORLDSTARHIPHOP! tag up in this bitch?

'Jit' sounds to me like a mispronunciation of 'git' (like 'get' with a hard G and a hard i as in 'it'), which is an English term for a bastard or unclaimed child that iirc has origins in Anglo-Saxon (Old English) or Middle English and is also found in Gaelic. It is a common insult in the British Isles. One famous example is when Sir Gallahad calls the sorcerer Tim a "Manky Scots Git' in Monty Python & the Holy Grail.

*googeldy googledy*

aaannnnnd that's what happened; other web instances of this video have git spelled with a g, and dude on video just mispronounces the word.

As for HAM I got nuthin.

spikestoyiu - 2014-12-31

I really don't think that's accurate though. I think our narrator here definitely meant JIT as in the prison slang.

Gmork - 2014-12-31

Hard As (a) Motherfucker.

This JIT (young person) is going hard as a motherfucker.

Mystery solved!

Sanest Man Alive - 2015-01-03


Bort - 2014-12-31

That voice ... is the same documentary filmmaker as with the white girl shoplifting from Target?


ShiftlessRastus - 2014-12-31

They are a set of octuplets evenly distributed over all the major regions of the U.S. who were sent out to comment on bad public behavior. Or maybe they are an order of monks who are good a snappin', The World Star Brotherhood of Our Lady of Perpetual Chaos.

Gmork - 2014-12-31

The term jit is originally prison slang. It just means somebody younger than you.

baleen - 2015-01-01

I forgot how bad ass you were with your urban dictionary, cuz.

Gmork - 2014-12-31

"You hit me with that you gonna lose YO LIFE, belieee dat"

dairyqueenlatifah - 2014-12-31

AWW MAN! He stop recording when it was just getting good!

infinite zest - 2015-01-01

I know right? One of the related videos is the same thing but 6 minutes and I was like "cool" but it's' just that repeated thing. I don't know how that happens, or if it's on purpose or some YT uploading bug, but it's annoying and I've seen it a lot recently. I do wonder what happened to our friend here. Is messing up a store really a crime if you didn't necessarily break or steal anything? Like, I see people who may have a debilitating condition drop (and break) items all the time, and sometimes people walk out of the store with a completely full shopping cart without paying. In either case they weren't charged with anything.. maybe they had CP or Alzheimers, and even in the latter case, while stopped, are just told that they didn't pay for it, would they like to pay for it, and either way, don't do it again.

And this kid isn't necessarily the 10-year-old me who smooshed up a whole row of candy bars out of frustration because my mom said I couldn't have one (I confess, it was I, sorry store) but someone who looks like they need as much help as they can get, whatever the case may be. And that help is not going to come from throwing them into juvie or banning them from the store. I dunno. I hope the kid's alright.

spikestoyiu - 2015-01-02

But they should still ban him from the store 'cause like look... look at all the shit he threw on the ground. He definitely needs some help but... yo, get a new dollar store, homie.

Jet Bin Fever - 2015-01-02

That'll show those corporate fatcats!

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