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Shits and Giggles Origin and Meaning

 
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docmartens
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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:43 pm    Post subject: Shits and Giggles Origin and Meaning Reply with quote

Does anyone know the origin and meaning of the Phrase "For Shits and
Giggles"?
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Martin Ambuhl
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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Shits and Giggles Origin and Meaning Reply with quote

docmartens wrote:
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Does anyone know the origin and meaning of the Phrase "For Shits and
Giggles"?

Austin Powers, I believe.
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Martin Ambuhl
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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Shits and Giggles Origin and Meaning Reply with quote

docmartens wrote:
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Does anyone know the origin and meaning of the Phrase "For Shits and
Giggles"?


STFW. For the origin, use "Austin Powers";
for the meaning, use "shits and giggles".
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Murray Arnow
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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Shits and Giggles Origin and Meaning Reply with quote

Martin Ambuhl wrote:
Quote:
docmartens wrote:
Does anyone know the origin and meaning of the Phrase "For Shits and
Giggles"?

Austin Powers, I believe.

"For shits and grins" has been around as long as my memory serves.

The origin of this "for shits and giggles" has a history of erudite
discussion:

http://p066.ezboard.com/fwordoriginsorgfrm1.showMessage?topicID=11580.
topic

or

http://snipurl.com/d0vx
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Don A. Gilmore
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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:11 am    Post subject: Re: Shits and Giggles Origin and Meaning Reply with quote

"docmartens" <jgintner@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1109259817.976424.117720@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
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Does anyone know the origin and meaning of the Phrase "For Shits and
Giggles"?


I just means, "for the hell of it", implying whimsey.

Don
Kansas City
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Skitt
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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:46 am    Post subject: Re: Shits and Giggles Origin and Meaning Reply with quote

Murray Arnow wrote:
Quote:
Martin Ambuhl wrote:
docmartens wrote:

Does anyone know the origin and meaning of the Phrase "For Shits and
Giggles"?

Austin Powers, I believe.

"For shits and grins" has been around as long as my memory serves.

The origin of this "for shits and giggles" has a history of erudite
discussion:

http://p066.ezboard.com/fwordoriginsorgfrm1.showMessage?topicID=11580.
topic

or

http://snipurl.com/d0vx

I remember encountering the phrase at least twenty years ago. Maybe longer.
I definitely remember someone from Wisconsin using it. I have used it in
this group, just for shits and giggles.
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Skitt (in Hayward, California)
www.geocities.com/opus731/
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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:05 am    Post subject: Re: Shits and Giggles Origin and Meaning Reply with quote

On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 16:29:39 GMT, arnow@iname.com (Murray Arnow)
wrote:

Quote:
Martin Ambuhl wrote:
docmartens wrote:
Does anyone know the origin and meaning of the Phrase "For Shits and
Giggles"?

Austin Powers, I believe.

"For shits and grins" has been around as long as my memory serves.

The origin of this "for shits and giggles" has a history of erudite
discussion:

http://p066.ezboard.com/fwordoriginsorgfrm1.showMessage?topicID=11580.
topic

or

http://snipurl.com/d0vx

I thought the links might give me a GIF of Kerry and Edwards, but no
such luck, and no explanation either, that I could see. My brother
once startled me by exclaiming "Shit & Derision", which he said was
common in the Parachute Regiment. He said it was rather stronger than
"Goodness Gracious".
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Joe Fineman
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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Shits and Giggles Origin and Meaning Reply with quote

arnow@iname.com (Murray Arnow) writes:

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The origin of this "for shits and giggles" has a history of erudite
discussion:

http://snipurl.com/d0vx

As to the date, the now defunct gay magazine _Bear_ had a department
called "Shits and Giggles: Items of interest" so long ago as 1990, so
the phrase must have been in wide enough circulation to be available
for allusion by that time.
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Evan Kirshenbaum
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Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 6:11 am    Post subject: Re: Shits and Giggles Origin and Meaning Reply with quote

Joe Fineman <joe_f@verizon.net> writes:

Quote:
arnow@iname.com (Murray Arnow) writes:

The origin of this "for shits and giggles" has a history of erudite
discussion:

http://snipurl.com/d0vx

As to the date, the now defunct gay magazine _Bear_ had a department
called "Shits and Giggles: Items of interest" so long ago as 1990, so
the phrase must have been in wide enough circulation to be available
for allusion by that time.

The first (misspelled) Usenet hit is 10/18/88 in comp.sys.ibm.pc:

I was running my computer with a TRS-80 PC2 Pocket Computer this
way just for shits and gigles.

<URL:http://groups-beta.google.com/group/
comp.sys.ibm.pc/msg/c6f254755638e968>

"Shits and grins", surprisingly, doesn't show up until a bit later, on
3/25/89 in rec.music.gaffa.

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