I don't wish to be a spoil sport ,but I do not like to see bad/offensive language on this site.I do not use it in my humour as I have no reason to see that it enhances anything or makes something funnier.Let us all,please, try to keep our HealthUnlocked site informative,welcoming, with a little light hearted humour thrown in.Thus keeping our community strong.
Sometimes people do not realise the meaning of the expletives that they are using.
Let KOTC explain:-
An interesting fact:
MANURE:In the16th and 17th centuries,everything had to be transported by ship
and it was also before the invention of commercial fertilizers,
so large shipments of manure were quite common.
It was shipped dry,because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet,but once water(at sea) hit it,not only did it become heavier,but the process of fermentation began again,of which a by product is methane gas of course.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 nightwith a lantern,BOOM!
Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening.
Afterthat,the bundles of manure were always stamped with the instruction'stow 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 vlatile cargo and start the production ofmethane.
Thus evolved the term 'S.H.I.T',(Stow High In Transit) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day
You probably didn't know the true history of this word.
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