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During a smoking lounge discussion yesterday someone used the phrase "shit eating grin" and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. I mean, why would someone be happy about eating shit?


Happy Tuesday, shit eaters. Keep smilin'!

56 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Probably cuz, that's all they know or have had...lol

mat-greg said...

;) This has confounded me for years! Growing up in West Tennessee I have heard this phrase too many times lol

Whiskeymarie said...

My Mom was a fan of many "shitisms" that I never understood. "Shit eating grin" is one.
"Shit or get off the pot"? What else would I be doing there for any length of time?
"Crock of shit"? What freak would keep a crock of shit in their home?
"Shitting bricks"? I'm no doctor, but I'm pretty sure that no one would live through that- ouch.
And my favorite: "When the shit hits the fan". I can only imagine the unfortunate event that brought this idiom into existence, likely caused by someone with shit for brains.

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

My sister's dog has one everytime she visits the kitty litter box...tic tacs for dog???

jacksofbuxton said...

Another phrase I've never understood is "shit kicker"

Why?

Kalei's Best Friend said...

@jacksofbuxton: probably because it would be something so embarrasing or profound that it would kick the shit out of someone...lol same goes for the 'shit eating grin'... kinda like the cheshire cat smile?

MJenks said...

I've always assumed that it had to do with how happy dogs are when they're eating shit.

Because if there's one thing dogs love eating, it's peanut butter.

And peanuts can be found in shit.

See the connection now?

Amethyst Moon said...

ok, that is funny as hell!! I use that term all the time, and never thought about it! Holy shit! Why the hell do I say that?! You may have just had major impact on my whol vernacular! :)

Sausage Fingers said...

I once shit myself while drinking gin, does that count?

Roxanne said...

My dad's favorite phrase growing up was, "Eat shit and die."

Come to think of it, maybe that was an insult. Like "Fuck off."

Vinny C said...

Here, in Trinidad, They would say we "talkin' real shit" right now.

Johnson said...

The greatest shit-related expression I've ever heard: I'm shaking like a hound passing a peach pit.

Beauty.

SkylersDad said...

What I really want to know is why you have a label called "Bodily Fluids". And where can I find this plethora of fluid related posts?

SMOKEDANKALLDAY said...

lol shit eating grin love it.

karensomethingorother said...

I'm googling the etymology of "shit kicker" as soon as I'm done typing this.

Cora said...

I'm betting the phrase "shit eating grin" was coined by toddlers.

I was a nanny. I've seen things.

*shudder*

hello haha narf said...

oh for the love of fuck, that is the LAST thing i needed to think about today. thanks, gwen.
grrrrrrrr!

quinn said...

I personally like the saying I heard growing up "wish in one hand and shit in the other and see which one fills up faster". The only thing I could get out of that one was that I wasn't getting the new bike I was wishing for.

That was one of the sayings I got from my Dad. Who I just found out had the nickname of "Maytag" when he was working. Why you ask? Because he was such an agitator. Hehe.

Freakshow in Heels said...

I was amazed when I saw this! I had the EXACT same thought a few days ago. I wanted to blog about it but couldnt think of enough to say on the subject. I like your style, short sweet and to the point

Kristen said...

If he has a shit eating grin he must have just had shit on a shingle.

jacksofbuxton said...

shit kicker.....

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shit-kicker

1300 numbers said...

Hahaha... hilarious..

Richard said...

I wouldn't know why people would grin! Then again if someone tells you to "Eat shit and die" does that mean you die with a "Shit eating grin" on your face? :P

Karen Sather said...

makes you wonder what they do after grinning...!

Robin Tolbert said...

I am so laughing.

Renaissance Woman said...

I'm not sure why but agree with everybody about dogs. They eat cat shit and think it's the best food ever! Hmmm...I'm so hungry now.

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Ophelia Keith said...

A friend of mine used to say, in response to someone not getting his/her own way :"I got shit in one hand and want in the other, tell me which one gets full first". This is my all-time favorite quote with the word "shit" in it.
Opheliak Keith

http://opheliakeith.blogspot.com

3 wacky philosophers said...

Shit eating grin is the expression they'd make being caught eating shit. The'd be embarrassed but will try to pull it off with grace and elegance. haha, grace elegance and eating shit.

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Seabiscuit said...

I feel like it isn't an embarassed grin at all. It's an "I'm an asshole" look... I don't understand it, either.

daydreamer914 said...

I think your blog is wonderful and always makes me smile.

Mr. Witherspoon said...

No kidding! I heard this phrase for the first time a few weeks ago, and thought it was disgusting. Why would someone describe their grin that way?!?

~Marcus K. said...

There are a lot of those types of grins going around. I think they're contagious.

Zeke said...

Always thought this meant the grin you had when you were being forced to do something you hated, but were pretending you liked it, to save face...No?

MissKrisTV said...

I think they are so twisted that even whilst eating feces they are still happy? I've used that term many times and didn't really think about it til now

underneath the bunker said...

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Tony Van Helsing said...

' You pig eyed sack of shit' from Wargames has always ben a personal favourite of mine.

Discount Furniture Santa Monica said...

Completely agree with you... that is one strange phrase.

Air Purifiers said...

Haha, come to think of it, that really is a weird saying. A man probably made it up.

acting classes hollywood said...

That picture is perfect! Def a great example of a shit eating grin

car lease los angeles said...

What's a smoking lounge discussion? You mean you were outside potentially getting cancer and you had this talk? Lol

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