Thursday, June 18, 2009

A really useless bit of info about a naughty word.....

I am flat out sewing at the moment was going to show some piccies of a few of my creations but it is raining up here in paradise AGAIN so the lighting isn't the best & the photos turned out well I am going to use that *naughty* word as my Mum use to say when she heard me saying it as a kid...shit, there you go I've said it....
So whats the useless bit of info I hear you all asking well it has to do with shit! A friend came around the other day & was telling me where this little word originated from, turns out back in the olden days - we're talking back to sailing ships time here - manure, fertilizer etc was stored right down the bottom of the ship due to the unpleasant stench & sadly a lot of ships caught fire, blew up whatever because of the *gases* found in the manure. After a while they got to thinking it would be safer to store this *load* on the decks, so to make sure this gassy cargo never ventured down into the ship they wrote S.H.I.T all over the containers which means: Ship High In Transit!
So there you have it now you know why *poo* is often referred to as *shit* & i suppose when you really think about it it is not a naughty or swear word is it, so all the times my Mum told me off I wasn't really swearing hahaha!

Hope you guys are all having a great day...

Oh nearly forgot to tell you, *we* have decided not to sell our little cottage, as a compromise the extensions we had planned to do will be a tad smaller than before, hey I will do anything to keep my little home...



11 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

This was a fun fantastic fabulous post to read. I say that word when i'm not happy sometimes... better than the other ones huh.

Tanza said...

hahahahahaha..What a crack-up !! Sooo we learned something new again !! See, this blogging thing is a learning tool right !!! I can't wait to share this one.. Noone will believe me I'm sure !! They will think I'm making a funny I'm sure !! Ooohh, soo happy to hear you're staying put !! Your cottage is soo adorable.. Have a happy day Lyn... hugs ~tea~xo

shabbydreaming said...

LOL!!!!! what a great POST!! I shall have to remmeber that next time Cooper decides he is going to drop that word!!
hope your having a wonderful week!!
mands

ourhouseformaggie said...

Guess we will have to wait a bit longer to come over to see you
Love you

Gail McCormack said...

I liked that bit of Useless Information
Thanks for that Lyn!

Glad you're staying at the cottage!

Smaller extension, less housework - that's my way of thinking anyway!

Oh no not more rain up there

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

LOL!!! Oh my, who knew, that it really technically isn't a bad word? (I'm not telling the kids.) LOL!!! You have been cracking up, and btw, I am so happy you get to stay in your adorable cottage.
♥ Teresa

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

My oh My....I never Knew about the Poo Cargo...Amazing!
Glad you and your cottage are to remain together...

Feedsack Fantasy said...

What a GAS you are!! My dh had shared this history with me ... has the air cleared yet? Chuckle! TTFN ~Marydon

*Noelle* said...

OMG! Too funny!!! Thanks for visiting me on my crappy day and your shitty one:) LOL

Noelle

Rebecca said...

OMGOSH...this is hysterical. Now go hunt down the origin of that other famous, all too frequently used word that starts with F. (I HATE HATE HATE THAT WORD!). It will shock you to see where it came from.

Love my visits girly girl...so happy you are NOT seling your cottage...

xoRebecca

our shabby cottage said...

Great news about the house Lyn!
My DH loves etimology and trivia and I'm sure he'd love to know how this word came to be!