What’s that “gizzer” chorus in Missy Elliott’s “Gossip Folks”?

If you thought Snoop Dogg invented the idea of dropping Zs into the middle of words, you’ve got some catching up to do. The “Gossip Folks” chorus is sampled from Frankie Smith’s single “Double Dutch Bus,” a #1 R&B hit in 1981. Smith, formerly a songwriter with Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International Records, combined a funk groove, a rap about a bus, and some neighborhood kids doing call-and response slang flavored with Pig Latin. The biggest chunk is, roughly, “Whoozoo?” / “My gizzurl!” / “Whalzinga izzat?” / “It’s okizzay!” / “It’s alrizzight!” / “It’s okizzay!” / “It’s alrizzight! Nizzow wizzee wizzill silzzee!” Or, un-Zified, “Who?” / “My girl!” / “Who’s that?” / “It’s okay!” / “It’s alright!” / “It’s okay!” / “It’s alright! Now we will see!”

(Excerpted from the 2006 book Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton’s Little John?: Music’s Most Enduring Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed, published by Three Rivers Press, written by Gavin Edwards.)