Used as an exclamation, when something bad has, is, or was happening.
My wife is in a truck wreck and now she'll die real slow like cause she's cut in half and this is the last time I ever talk to her? Ok... what? My car has a dent? OH SHIT AND SHINOLA!
by KimoMcGee September 13, 2009
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Naive, stupid. Can't tell one's ass from first base; see Shinola.
"That yahoo can't tell shit from shinola"
"That geologist can't tell schist from shinola."
by Octopod November 7, 2003
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This word is used to describe not understanding or knowing what is going on.
Teacher: What is 4+9/2

Student: Ask someone else, i don't know shit from shinola.
by Eerad June 14, 2011
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Shinola was an old brand of shoe polish last century. If a person was very stupid, he would polish his shoes with shit and not know the difference.

You can hear the phrase used in the movie “ the jerk”. With Steve Martin.
That guys so dumb “he don’t know shit from shinola!”
by Aceway January 5, 2023
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For many, especially in the Southern US, it means the person referenced is an ignoramus . That is, if the person had their shoes shined. they could easily be fooled by the shine man who could just as well put shit on their shoes as shoe polish
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