"Warm bucket of spit" and other Shapiro-worthy quotes

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Oct 13 23:46:23 UTC 2005

On Sat, 8 Oct 2005, Mullins, Bill wrote:

> And I assume there are variants which substitute "shit" for "spit".

My understanding is that the "spit" in Garner's phrase "warm bucket of
spit" is a euphemism for "piss," not "shit."

Fred Shapiro

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