A couple of heards:

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 21 01:12:37 UTC 2014

On Jan 20, 2014, at 7:54 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> At 1/20/2014 04:09 PM, W Brewer wrote:
>> WG: <<"shat" used as the past of "shit">>
>> WB:  Not to digress, but has anyone run across <shy-poot>? (If so wipe yer
>> feet!) It comes from somewhere deep in the recesses of my memory. Seem to
>> recall my father (*1925) using it as a quasi-risque' euphemism for
>> 'bullshit, nonsense': <<You're fulla shypoot!>>. As if <shite> + infixed
>> <poo(poo)>.
> Doesn't need an infix, I think.  "poot" by itself can mean
> defecate.  In a "new" (2006) entry, "poot, v.", the OED has
> "1977   'OyamO' Blue Journey (Electronic text) I. ii. 16   Can't
> control her bowels and all... She poots on everything in the
> bathroom."  This verb also means, as we all know, "to break wind",
> earliest citation 1940.

Or, no doubt, combined, whence "poot" = 'shart'

>  Both meanings are in my memory, but
> undated.  "Shypoot" I don't remember.
> Joel
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