something to honk about
This is a public service announcement. Please stop using the words ‘the shit’ to describe things that are not poop. Yeah, you know who you are.
“You got the shit?” someone who thinks they’re cool says as their friend walks through the door.
“Yeah, I got the shit.” responds the friend who also has very poor taste in vocabulary.
Remember that movie Idiocracy? It is supposed to be a satire, but I see clear signs that society is on a slippery slope towards that being our reality. I’m worried about our collective future.
I’m disturbed that people are using the words ‘the shit’ with a positive connotation. Am I the only one? I know what shit means. If I allow myself to think about it for more than, say, half of a second, a very clear picture comes to mind. Not in a good way. Because it’s shit.
Mostly people use this four letter S-word in the place of the word ‘stuff’. Yes, it starts with an S and yes, it is a single syllable. But it does not sound cooler to say something is ‘the shit’. That is equating said object with things that stink up the bathroom and things that I need a hose to clean off of my shoe.
And what’s worse is anyone who says, “I’m the shit.” If that’s true, why in the world would you want to share that information? Okay fine, you’re the shit. Could you please hand me that hose?