more shit

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Sep 23 17:22:50 UTC 2011

On Sep 23, 2011, at 10:36 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote [in part]:

> The HDAS files have enough on this word to make a book.
> I've heard of "shit-scared," but never "shit-happy."

Well, there's always the "shit-faced grin", although that doesn't connote pure unadulterated joy.  For another positive locution:  I once told a girlfriend her eyes were browner than shit.  She quite properly took it as a compliment.


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