My granddaughter recently heard the expression: "She thinks she is all that a bag of chips!" Well she hasn't quit laughing or using it anytime she can. It is an expression that originated in the 1990's. Probably was first heard in a movie somewhere. I have heard that it possibly originated in the ghetto. I can just see that hand (you know, the 'talk to the hand') gesture and some pretty little black girl saying....Yeah, and she THINKS she is All that and a bag of chips.
So we went on the search to see what we could find out. It seems that in the
beginning it was used like "wow, that girl is really, really hot" She is all that and then some. Hence,
All that and a bag of chips.
We have decided that it really is best if we use it with just a smidge of sarcasm. Like,
She really thinks she is great and then some. All that AND a bag of chips.
Hilarious to think about the things we say and how kids interpret it, isn't it?