No Shit, Sherlock
This is a fun and informal expression which some people use when:
1. they are happy to receive payment
2. they express a need to make money
3. they gamble (If used while gambling, it is said for good luck.)
John: “This is a great casino!”
Mary: “Yeah, what do you want to do first?”
John: “How about the craps table?”
Mary: “Great! Here, blow on my dice for good luck!
Baby needs a new pair of shoes!”
English has many convenient expressions.
These expressions are usually used in speaking.
One expression is: “No shit, Sherlock!”
This is an informal and amusing expression
which some people use when they respond to
another person's observation if the observation
is ridiculous because it is highly obvious.
This expression references Sherlock Holmes, the great
fictional detective known for his keen observations,
thereby mocking the observer.
This expression is effective due to the use of alliteration
with the “sh” in “shit” and the “sh” in “Sherlock.”
“No shit” is a related expression with the same meaning.
John: “I think maybe Paula is pregnant.”
Mary: “No shit, Sherlock!
Of course she's pregnant!
Look at her stomach!”
What do you think?
Have you heard this expression before?
Does your language have a similar expression?