shit! (coarse exclamation of annoyance or disgust)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Sep 5 16:59:16 UTC 2010

George, perhaps you should move to Montgomery County in the early
20th century (probably Virginia, since the case is "Commonwealth
v")!  (I  note that VA seems to share bluntness with another
commonwealth, MA.)


At 9/4/2010 11:13 PM, Garson O'Toole wrote:
>Here are two uses in 1909 of "shit" that might satisfy the "trivial
>use" OED definition given above:
>Court of Quarter Seesions of Montgomery County
>Commonwealth v Frank Chicarine.
>No. III, October Term 1909.

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