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O/T The origination of theword Sxxt

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), May 28, 2008.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    > An interesting fact ?

    > Manure: In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be
    > transported by ship and it was also before commercial fertilizer's
    > invention, so large shipments of manure were common..
    >
    > It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when
    > wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but
    > the process of fermentation began again, of which a by product 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 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 term
    > 'Ship 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 ' , (Ship High In Transport) which has
    > come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.
    > You probably did not know the true history of this word.

    > Neither did I. I had always thought it was a trapshooting term
    Mike
     
  2. jakearoo

    jakearoo Active Member

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    One should check these kinds of things before posting. This one is another made up story.

    http://www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/shit.asp

    Jake
     
  3. tad houston

    tad houston TS Member

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    And another thing,,,try this program for automatically cleaning up the ">" from forwarded emails before you do post them. Makes it allot easier to read (even if they are full of Sxxt ;)!
     
  4. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Technicalaties! It was only put up for amusement. Just to give someone laugh. Mike
     
  5. jakearoo

    jakearoo Active Member

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    Oh sorry Mike. I missed that it was posted as a joke. Regards, Jake
     
  6. nipper

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    hmmmm hoo new

    bill
     
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