Saturday, July 31, 2010

What is shite?

I love learning new words, and I was reading a blog today where a British person said that they were an “old shite”.

English people are so quaint, with their made-up words, and I needed a good definition for shite.

At first I thought that a Shite was one of those Arabic tribes, like the Sunni:

Shite and Shiite are different

Then, I postulated that the word "shite", was British for the “S” word, but I was wrong again:

I finally had to look-up shite in my Funk & Wagnall . . .

Evidently, the word “shite” is uniquely British/Irish: