Posted by Cattalac on May 09, 2005
In Reply to: They should be shot... posted by Steve E on April 29, 2005
: : : : : My grandfather was fond of the phrase
: : : : : "He/She/They should be shot with s h i t and hung for stinking." Origins please?
: : : : I have never heard it. But I love it and am stealing it.
: : : I've heard (and used) a variation here in Ireland: 'He should be shot with shovel-fulls (sic) of cow s h i t!' Sorry I don't know the origin.
: : Cattalac -- where did your grandfather live? And when did he say this?
: I have not heard of this one either, but I, too, am stealing it--it's very expressive!
My grandfather was born in South Carolina, but his ancestry was Irish being that his mother was a Boatwright and his wife was a Carney both of which were first-generation Americans so the Irish origin sounds likely.