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User currently offlineTechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship. It was also before commercial fertilizer's invention, so large shipments of manure were common. It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by-product is methane gas.

As things were stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen. Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOOOM! Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening.

After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term "Ship High In Transit" on them which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.

Thus evolved the term "S.H.I.T," which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.

TechRep

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8761 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

That is one nice little unpolitical story - and it sounds so true...  Big thumbs up




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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

I did not know this.

Now this is a part of history that they really should teach in school



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User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

And for an encore relate the story of how "F.U.C.K." was derived.

[Edited 2003-04-18 15:33:47]


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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1188 times:

For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.

User currently offlineLparky From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

I was told that in earlier times, constables would write the initials on tickets to save space and time for people caught in the act... it stands for Fornication Under Carnal Knowledge.

User currently offlineTechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

F.U.C.K.

I know this one off the top of my head, it means, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. I think you know what that means, in fact you could be put in stocks and have a sign around your neck that said, "FUCK".

Also adulters were treated similiarly but indians would slit the nostrals of wives that cheated.

TechRep


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

I heard this, but I wonder if it's true. Could be, but I doubt it. Might be on snoops even. But here goes...I can't recall the timeframe, but I'm thinking the 15th Century. Peasants of many kingdoms were not allowed to bear children unless it was approved by the Royalty. Apparently, this was a result of limited resources and disease. People would be arrested if caught having sex without permission. If a couple got permission, a sign was hung on their door so guards would not arrest them if caught. The sign said F.U.C.K. which stoof for 'Fornicating Under Consent of King"




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User currently offlineLparky From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

Sorry, I messed that up...Fornication Under Consent of the King is the other version to For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge... Check out this link

http://66.165.133.65/language/acronyms/fuck.htm

Very educational post!!!




User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

Like I said this should be the stuff they teach in school


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User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1106 times:

"Like I said this should be the stuff they teach in school"

What the myth or the fact?



http://66.165.133.65/language/acronyms/shit.htm



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User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

Yes,

Very informative and timely thread....


 Insane


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

Now there's someone without any sense of humor...

Alex.



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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1062 times:

A good example of why you shouldn't believe everything you read on the net.
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