[Ads-l] shits-and-giggles, etc.

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Jul 31 22:12:23 UTC 2015


Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/shits-and-giggles) has:

grins-
kicks-
shits-

in combination with "and giggles" to mean "fun" (especially with no 
serious purpose) (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kicks-and-giggles).

I don't see any of these combinations on the Oxford Dictionary site.

1. The earliest I see for "shits and giggles is 1969 (date confirmation 
at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1HbNIq7); nevertheless, given the name of the 
publisher, the nature of the material and the writing style, I am 
doubtful of the date.
http://bit.ly/1MzG13Z
The Bible 2.0
By Nathan Smithe

... (which they won't but just for shits and giggles lets say they will) ...

2. 1984 - This looks believable
http://bit.ly/1KGjGjg
Organs of the media
By Eliot Jay Cohen

"Naw. I took it in Spanish, for shits and giggles."

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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