When Rob Gronkowski told the sports world to “deflate deez nuts” we laughed and chuckled because Gronkowski is a 12-year-old trapped in a very large man’s body. Most of us born in the last half century are familiar with the term. Hell, this YouTube clip from People’s Court was arguably the most popular video of 2014.
Which brings us to Boston.com, which, for some reason, thought their readers needed a “deez nuts” explainer:
But no: It goes back at least as far as a nonsensical phone skit on Dr. Dre’s classic 1992 album, “The Chronic.” The track “Deeez Nuuuts” opens with a young man calling a young woman and asking, “Hey. Did what’s his name get at you yesterday?”
“Who?” she asks, falling into his trap. A TV plays in the background.
“Deeez nuuuts!” comes his reply.
It’s 2015, and we have posts explaining “deez nuts” on the Internet. Ain’t life grand?