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s h i t or go blind

Posted by ESC on June 29, 2008 at 18:58

In Reply to: s h i t or go blind posted by Cindy on June 29, 2008 at 16:20:

: "He/she didn't know whether to s h i t or go blind." I've heard this phrase all of my life and it seems to mean that the person speaking it is perplexed and/or faced with a dilemma of sorts. It is commonly used in "my neck of the woods" -Southeast Texas- and most of our residents are familiar with it but not its origin or literal meaning. Can you help? Thanks!

I've heard it in West Virginia and Kentucky too. Variation -- he didn't know whether to sh*t or wind his wristwatch. Meaning so upset and confused he didn't know what to do next. I don't know the origin.