Posted by Word Camel on December 27, 2004
In Reply to: S.H.I.T. posted by Gary on December 27, 2004
: When they first hauled manure on the cargo ships they used to haul it in 100 pound bags and they stored it in the hull of the ship...that is until the methane gas built up and caused an explosion. Ever since that incident they stamped the bags S.H.I.T. which stood for S.hip H.igh I.n T.ransport.
Sorry, no. I've enclosed a link to the discussion in the archives. It's a very old word with origins with Germanic origins from the Old English 'scitte'. You'll find the whole nine yards in the archives.
In general explanations that try to place the origins of words with obscure acronyms are usually wrong.
- S.H.I.T. Bob 27/December/04