Steve Hicks Hixmaddog at AOL.COM
Tue May 1 17:38:57 UTC 2001

Going entirely from memory, the OED
notes "shite" as a (Middle English ?) form
of  "shit."  The folk-etymology seems on-
target there: perhaps "shypoke" is an
attempt at plausible bowdlerization ?

                                           Steve Hicks

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