Have you ever counted the number of times this profound expression ‘shit’ is used by us?
Just imagine how easier it would have been for our ancestors if this ‘expression’ existed then.
Shit!: for Grief; Sorrow; to show Astonishment; Excitement; Contempt; Hatred; Crap; Irritation…
This four letter word could have made life simpler, especially for literature students.Saturn on the loss of earth: Hyperion line 95
” O tender spouse of gold Hyperion, Thea, I feel thee ere I see thy face; look up, and let me see our doom in it; … I am smother’d up, And buried from all godlike exercise… Away from my own bosom: I have left…Thea Search and seest…… Thea Thea where is Saturn” line 135 and so on and so forth….

Thea must have been so confused. Saturn wanted to say “Babe! I am in a deep shit”

Juvenal, Satire 3, Umbricius on his departure from Rome, as he no longer likes the sad state of affairs, expresses his angst for the place –
“… To this endless nightmare of fires and collapsing houses… the wood’s aswarm with beggars…endless complaints about city hazards…We are blocked by the crowds ahead, while those behind us tread on our heels…” on and on..

In short: This is a shitty place to live in. I need a break.

Jonathon swift, Tale of a Tub, An Apology,
“If good and ill nature equally operated upon mankind, i might have saved myself the trouble of this apology… “

Shitty people…

Agememnon, Aeschylus:
lines 1136 ” Oh fear, and fear again! O pity! Not alone He suffers; with his pain Mingled I mourn my own!… Look see them sit…. a cowardly lion who plots against his master absent at the war; … She the lioness in human form… she whets the dagger for her husband’s heart….” line 1264

All I can say is SHIT!!
If only Cassandra knew a simpler language, or Aeschylus knew some simpler way to express her prophecies, Agememnon could have been saved !!!

Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
“… As imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to aery nothing A local habitation and name …”

This is good shit. 🙂

Ok. My job is done.. I remember we used to have this little joke about ‘shit’ and the number of languages we can express it in. So all hail to the beauty of this expression and come up with various languages or even in same language (synonyms), give me words , new words for shit
I have some to start with:

Hindi: tatti
English: shit, poop, excreta, potty
Kids often say: Chhi chhi
Kannada: Kakka

hehehe ok my vocab is not that bad.. get going people 😛

PS: Thank you for going through this Bullshit. It is all said and done in good humour. I am well aware of beauty and soul of the literary language. But exam time, I cannot find better way to vent out my shitty feelings 🙂 Happy Fools day!!


  1. Happy on happy fools day I see!!

    Though its all about Shit, Neat post. 🙂

    I’m up, but as usual… i have no balance to reply to your message.. Sorry 🙁

    Exams: Shitty time! Im dying. Glad to see you can still find humour in the crappiest of moments.

    MISS YOU!!

  2. hahahahah too good…on this shitty day m glad to come across this profound and good shit 🙂

  3. HAHA! awesome read!

    But trust me, discussing shit, its kinds, colour, textures, frequency and what not is the BEST possible pass-time to make a gloomy day shine bright! 😀

    I love ur blog man!

    and yea
    All fools celebrate the fool’s day,

  4. SHIT! You are a genius!

  5. @express-Shatabdi,
    You happen to remind me of a friend with the same name. Anyhow Thank u for liking the shit.

  6. haha! this sure reminds me of the “shitty” jokes back in college! what a shitty post! hilarous!
    ANd with exams coming up. we are in some deep shit..So instead of writing about it, lets start wading through it!

  7. Umda!!extremely crappy!! its crap with the content to ponder over.. too shitty to digest.. See this is what inspires and motivates me.. you are amazingly awesome and getting better with every post..

  8. Sis I have another four letter word to replace “shit” which is even more versatile and wud’ve made life much more easier for our ancestors … additionally i’m sure our kids are gonna find out even more use for it then we have … wotsay?

  9. @sahil :thank u i am glad you liked it.
    @vishal: 😀 another word another post perhaps WTF might wait for a bit. who knows our kids might find that word too archaic.
    BTW guys where is the shit vocab? Doesn’t anybody have better words…

  10. u need more’s my bit of shit:

    Bong poop is generally called

    ‘Paaykhana’ quite similar to the Hindi khadi boli version – pakhana!


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