Spit, spat, spitten (off topic)

Drew Danielson drew.danielson at CMU.EDU
Wed Jan 31 22:40:57 UTC 2001

The direction this thread is taking reminded me of a question I had a
while back.  At The Alternative Dictionaries
<http://www.notam.uio.no/~hcholm/altlang/> - a hotbed of international
scatology - there is the phrase, "merde a la puissance treize" in the
French section.  It claims that the phrase's acronym, "MALPT!" is used
"to wish someone tremendous good luck."  Can any francophile out there
verify this?  I am not finding a high incidence of this acronym in web

Your Name wrote:
> My friend uses "shat" for p.t. all the time. It drives me crazy because I
> prefer the "poop" word.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Odegard [mailto:markodegard at HOTMAIL.COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 1:49 PM
> Subject: Re: Spit, spat, spitten
> >OK, at the risk of soiling my pristine reputation, I'm going to ask if the
> >first paradigm above also works for the verb "shit":  Does anyone use
> >"shat" for p.t. and p.p.?
> >(Horrors, did I really write that??)  My
> >dictionary doesn't even include the base word!
> Well, if I were doing a to-be-staged version of Aristophanes _Frogs_, that
> lake Dionysus has to cross would be called shitten.
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