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    Cool Origin of a cuss word!

    >> > MANURE
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    > > In the 16th and 17th centuries, almost everything had to be
    > > transported by ship, and large shipments of manure were common.
    > > Manure was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less
    > > than when wet. But, when at sea, if the manure got wet, it not
    > > only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began. A
    > > by-product of this fermentation was "methane gas".
    > >
    > > Since bundles of manure were stored below deck, if they got wet,
    > > methane gas began to build up, and the first time someone came
    > > below with a lantern...,
    > >
    > > BOOM!!!
    > > 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"
    > > which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough so any water
    > > that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and
    > > start the production of methane gas.
    > > Thus evolved the term "S.H.I.T"
    > > (Ship High In Transit)
    > > which has come down through the centuries and is still
    > > in use to this very day.
    > > You probably didn't know the true history of this word.
    > > Neither did I.
    > > I had always thought it was a golf term.

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    golf term!!! I have use that term a lot on the course..
    good post

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    Thanks for the post.

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    love shit like this,...give us more

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