Definition of no shit, sherlock

We’ve sầu all responded sarcastically by saying “no shit, Sherlock”, haven’t we? This expression refers, of course, to the famous 19th century detective sầu Sherloông chồng Holmes in the eponymous books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes is known for being very smart và observant, leaping to conclusions quickly that might seem impossible at first, but when he explains his thinking it all becomes clear. On top of that, he is generally shown as being arrogant & sometimes annoyed or even exhausted when he is asked to lớn explain himself.

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This phrase has been around for a while – since the 1950’s it’s estimated. One of the first recorded uses in popular culture is in the movie Little Shop of Horrors from 1986, as seen here:


“No shit, Sherlock” is an expression of amazement followed by comparing the person to lớn the detective Sherloông xã Holmes, as if they’ve sầu just made a great deduction. This expression is however used sarcastically khổng lồ point out that they have just stated the obvious. It’s an interjection that’s vulgar, colloquial, sarcastic and somewhat derogatory. I lượt thích how Wikipedia describes it: “a riposte khổng lồ someone who has just said something obvious.”

Similar expressions are:

Captain ObviousDuhIs the Pope a Catholic?No shitWhat was your first clue?

Well, that’s that. Now you know something you might not have sầu known before. You’re welcome! I’ll be posting some of these in the future as well. I love sầu language, I am a linguist by training, và I adore these new words & expressions from books and culture! Do you know any interesting ones? Let me know!

Happy reading,

Loes M.


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Paul Ryan says:
June 14, 2020 at 00:44

David Bowie was recorded saying “no shit Sherloông chồng “ in an interview about his “Low” album 10 years before little siêu thị of horrors.

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