is it

is it

Is that so? You don't say? Really? (Sometimes colloquially joined as one word, alternately spelled "isit" or "izit," and pronounced as the latter.) Primarily heard in South Africa. A: "I've been so sick lately I can barely get out of bed." B: "Is it?" John: "I've just inherited a fortune from my Great-Uncle Charles!" Mary: "Izit?!" Samantha: "It looks like my mom is going to need surgery again." Kayla: "Isit? I'm sorry to hear that."
References in classic literature ?
"Is it there ye are?" said I thin to mesilf, "and it's thrue for you, Pathrick, that ye're the fortunittest mortal in life.
"Is it there ye are, Mounseer Maiter-di-dauns?" and so down I plumped on the lift side of her leddyship, to be aven with the willain.
"Well, then, if it don't itch and can't itch, what in the nation is it scratching it for?
Well, well, Vixen, you foolish wench, what is it, what is it?
"What is it, dear children?" the Professor asked, beaming on them with a very different look from what Uggug ever got from him.
How much is it, this year, my man?" The tailor had come in while he was speaking.
Was it as a result of your frustration over too many requests or is it true?
He and Manny Lewis (2015) co-writer Anthony Mir, who directed the film, began their careers as stand-up comedians, yet the film is not a laugh-out-loud comedy, nor is it as wacky and colourful as Mir's 2003 You Can't Stop the Murders.
What exactly is it that you are doing with this site?
As a professional and an academic (or is it a professional/academic?), I'm continually appalled, and baffled, by the gap (chasm?) that insulates these wings.