Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Guest, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Maybe this will clear up the meaning of this word....maybe not!

    S.H.I.T. <> The origin of the word!

    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)


    Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came

    below at night with a lantern, KaBOOOOM!

    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 shooting /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif term!

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  2. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

    Jun 12, 2001
    Re: S.H.I.T. *DELETED*

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  3. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

    Jun 12, 2001
    The Crapper

    Thomas Crapper, 1836-1910; Sanitary Pioneer. Manufacturer, supplier and installer of sanitary goods (bathroom fittings, W.C.s etc.) plumbing and drainage. Improver and promoter of the 'Water Waste Preventer' (the syphon fitted in British cisterns); promoted plumbed-in bathroom fittings and brought them 'out of the closet'; inventor and patentee; Sanitary Engineer and supplier of goods to kings, princes, the nobility and gentry; founded Thomas Crapper & Co. in 1861; successful entrepreneur, publicist, Mason and member of the Royal Horticultural Society.

    Thomas Crapper was born in Waterside, a hamlet near the Yorkshire town of Thorne, in 1836. The exact date is unknown but it is thought he was born in September. His family were of modest means although his father, Charles, was a steamboat captain. When he was around 14 years of age he was apprenticed to a Master Plumber in Chelsea, London. After serving his apprenticeship and working for three years as a 'journeyman plumber', in 1861 he set up his own company at Robert Street, Chelsea

    Subsequently in 1866 he moved the expanding business to the Marlboro' Works, in nearby Marlborough Road. (Much later the name of the street was changed to become part of Draycott Avenue, as the General Post Office complained there were too many roads in the capitol named after the war hero, the Duke of Marlborough.)
    Mr. Crapper took a partner, Robert Marr Wharam (pronounced 'Wareham') who brought financial and accounting skills to the enterprise and together they built a sizeable firm with an ever-greater reputation.
    In the 1880's Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, purchased Sandringham House in Norfolk as his country seat. He set about improving and extending the building as a royal palace. Crapper & Co. were invited to supply and install their finest wares for the bathrooms, cloakrooms and indeed all the plumbing and drainage for the project. Thomas Crapper thus gained his first Royal Warrant.

    During a tour of inspection of the work with the Prince, His Royal Highness asked Mr. Crapper for a light for his cigar. Our founder did not smoke and so could not oblige....... but from that day forward he habitually carried a gold matchbox in his pocket! The firm received another warrant from Edward when he became King and another from George V when he was Prince of Wales. A fourth was granted (just after Mr. Crapper's death) when George V ascended the throne.
    Of course, such royal approval helped business greatly and Crapper fittings were rightly considered the finest of the time. Many commissions were received for sanitaryware at all manner of buildings, grand and not so grand. The list includes Park House, where (much later!) Princess Diana was born and even Westminster Abbey. Victorian Crapper goods are still doing reliable service in private and public buildings all over Great Britain and abroad. The manhole covers of Westminster Abbey (inscribed 'T. Crapper & Co., Sanitary Engineers') are popular with tourists for wax-crayon rubbings as mementoes of their visit! Some Crapper W.C.s were recently discovered as far away as New Zealand. We are contacted regularly by people who have antique Crapper wares in their homes and we are pleased to assist with spare parts and restoration when required.
    However, the company mainly prospered because of their famed quality, attention to detail and service. Every item was checked and tested before it left the works and only the best apprenticed engineers were employed. From the earliest days a repairs workshop was installed next to the foundry. The company could hardly conceal their glee when regularly asked to repair broken sanitaryware produced by less-fastidious competitors! It is doubtful that any other firm offered such a service.
    All the hard work paid off and Mr. Crapper enjoyed the fruits of his labours, buying respectable houses, goods and furniture. He and his elder brother, George (who helped him when he first established the business) drank in the Finborough Arms, in Kensington. Regularly, they would regularly begin the working day in the tavern with a bottle of champagne - a tradition the current managing director would sincerely love to revive!
  4. BRChic

    BRChic Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    No pun intended, but that's some funny [censored].
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Let's clear something else up!

    Who is Jack Schitt?

    For some time, many of us have wondered just who Jack Schitt is. We find ourselves at a loss when someone says, "You don’t know Jack Schitt." Well, thanks to my genealogy efforts, you can now respond in an intellectual way.

    Johann Schitt, so known to his native Amish, is the only son of Awe Schitt. Among his "English" friends, in time he came to be known as "Jack." Awe Schitt, the fertilizer magnate, married O. Schitt, the owner of Needeep N. Schitt Enterprises. Their one son was also Jack. He was known for years around town as "that little Schitt." Years later, Jack in turn married Noe Schitt. This deeply religious couple produced six children: Holie Schitt, Giva Schitt, Fulla Schitt, Bull Schitt, and the twins Deep Schitt and Dip Schitt. Bull Schitt rebelled against the pacifist family tradition and joined the United States Marine Corps, becoming one of its best known mess sergeants. Known for his ability to produce nutritious hot meals under the worst battle conditions, Bull Schitt is revered by Marines the world over as the creator of the "Schitt Sandwich."

    Against parental objections, Deep Schitt married Dumb Schitt, a high school dropout. After 15 years of marriage, Jack and Noe Schitt divorced. Noe Schitt later married Ted Sherlock, and, because her kids were living with them, she opted to keep her previous name. She was thus known as Noe Schitt Sherlock.

    Meanwhile, Dip Schitt married Loda Schitt, and they producted both a son and a daughter. The son, Chicken Schitt, had a rather nervous disposition and was known to be quite fidgety most of the time. Their daughter, Ima, later traveled worldwide and finally married a Russian named Sergei Bunchov. As Ima was a feminine activist, she chose to keep her own maiden name as well as adopting her husband’s family name. Ima Bunchov Schitt later developed serious psychological problems connected with self-esteem and recurrent depression.

    Two of the other six children, Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt, were inseparable throughout childhood and subsequently married the Happens brothers in a dual ceremony. The wedding announcement cited the Schitt-Happens nuptials. The Schitt-Happens children were Dawg, Byrd, and Hoarse.

    Years later, Sergeant Bull Schitt, the prodigal son who had toured the world with the U.S. Marine Corps, returned from Italy with his Italian wife, Pisa Schitt.

    Now, when some says, "you don’t know Jack Schitt," you can set them straight.


  6. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

    Jun 12, 2001
    All right here is the deleted one. I hope all the administrators have gone to bed

    Life is like a septic tank!

    The BIG ONES float to the top.
  7. Centre Punch

    Centre Punch Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2004
    EXCELLENT! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif


    "I meant to shoot the pike but the duck got in the way"
  8. 7mmRHB

    7mmRHB Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Remind me to never get on your Schitt list.------7mmrhb
  9. Chrismadrid

    Chrismadrid Well-Known Member

    May 28, 2005
    OK Here's another then

    Life is like a SH*T sandwich. The more bread you have, the easier it is to face.
  10. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    So who married who to bring us this infusion of Funny Schitt on the long range forum. You guys are really making me feel bad missing the party the past few years.
  11. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2005
    Hmmmmm Thought it stood for Special High Intensity Training!!!!
  12. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    did any one know the Polish came along after the crapper was made and invented the seat for on top of the crapper. it was a great invention and shortly afterwards,was improved upon by the Germans being credited with putting a hole in it!
  13. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    I believe that story is from the long lost cousin Crocker Andrew Schitt who went by Crock. I heard they didn't know to put a lid on it and just fell right in so it sounds like Crock A. Schitt to me. You know the one who first designed the fast burning wood stove. Beautiful construction out of all wood and when he lit that thing and the house went up with it he yelled out for his daughter Holly Schitt in the process.
  14. RETTRO

    RETTRO New Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    S.H.I.T. acro

    "stuff hung in there"...........