Warning: SirLoin is an incorrigible punster. Do not incorrige. He is one-of-a-kind. Sort of a one-off. What is less well known that he made a plank chair, which sits in his living room, bearing a sign that says,
“Pragmatist by day – Wizard by night – Love God by choice – Asperger’s by fate.”
There once was a man of Madras,
Whose balls were made out of glass.
In stormy weather,
He’d bash ’em together,
And lightening shot out of his ass!
An interesting fact concerning SHIT:
In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before the invention of commercial fertilizers, so large shipments of manure were quite common. It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, not only did it become heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a byproduct is methane gas.
As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen. Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lit candle-lantern, BOOOOM! Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined Just what was happening
After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the Instruction ‘Stow High In Transit ‘ on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.
Thus evolved the term ‘ S.H.I.T ‘ , (Stow High In Transit) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day, to describe the transport of manure, and, by extension, to the very item itself..
You probably did not know the true history of this word.
Neither did I.
I had always thought it was a golf term …
When the eel bites your thigh like a big piece-a-pie,
That’s a moray
When the Alien pest makes a hole in your chest,
See ya next week.