What does NSS stand for?

No s*** Sherlock

If someone tells you something so obvious that it comes off as silly, you might respond with NSS. This acronym is often seen in text messages and on social media, where folks sometimes say things that don’t really need to be said.

For instance, if your friend tells you, “Your phone wouldn’t have broken if you hadn’t dropped it,” you could reply with, “NSS.” Or, let’s say a popular YouTuber shares a well-known tip everyone’s already aware of, a viewer might comment with “nss, that’s common knowledge.”

The phrase “NSS” actually comes from the longer phrase “no s***, Sherlock.” This phrase has been around since at least the 1980s, and was even used in the 1986 film Little Shop of Horrors. The “Sherlock” in the phrase refers to the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, a character created by author Arthur Conan Doyle.

Example for using ‘NSS’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear that the sky is blue?

NSS πŸ™„

I just found out that water is wet!

NSS πŸ˜’