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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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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