Its a nice little versatile word isn't it ? It could possibly be used in a hundred different ways each with a different meaning. But the word 'shit' is now a slang and can also be used as a noun, verb, adjective and adverb.
- Are you shitting me? (Are you kidding me/Are you for real?)
- Who gives a shit? (Who cares?)
- You are so full of shit (accusation of someone who has lied) (statement: "He/She is full of shit")
- Holy shit! (wow!)
- Eat shit! (anger towards someone)
- Shit happens (is used when the work isn't going right)
The list goes on....
And lets not forget the Profanities associated with the word 'Shit'.
So what is the proper english word for 'To Shit' or to go 'Poo-Poo' or 'take a dump'?
Believe it or not, this was an actual question proposed to us by one of my bored colleagues. And me, being even more bored than him, actually went to google it.
The answer from WikiPedia - to shit.. is to defecate.
"Shit is a vernacular word in Modern English denoting feces, the byproduct of digestion. It is an old and native English word, but following the Norman Conquest, Norman, Anglo-Norman, French, and Latin terms for many common objects and bodily functions began to be seen as more distinguished than native words, and thereafter feces became the accepted English noun, to defecate became the accepted English verb, and shit was no longer used in polite company."
So, there it is. The next time someone asks you what is the proper english word for shit (as in the 'I need to go take a shit' meaning). You can tell them - it's defecate.God, I am bored today...