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I’ve had this pic in my ‘pending’ folder for a long time. It was posted in a thread on the Indonesia Matters website, and I’ve waited for an opportune – erm – opportunity to use it.
Shit London began life as Facebook group for Londoners to post their pictures of strange and unusual things they spotted on their travels around the city.
These are photographs of the unintentional human comedy that surround us in the city. It’s the flotsam and jetsam of city life, the overlooked minutiae, the tragic, the grotesque and the basest of base. It’s the adapted posters, the dirty joke on the back of a van, the mispelt signs, the glory hole in the public loo, that weird shop down the end of your road and the knob graffiti strategically placed for maximum effect.
Grab your camera. Notice your city and laugh at it.
I’ve posted the picture above, taken in Surabaya, because I think there’s scope for a ‘Shit Indonesia‘ group site. As it is, we’ll have to make do with Shit Universe instead.
Note: I’m aware that some folk think that ‘shit’ is a rude word. It isn’t, so they/you shouldn’t be ‘shits’ (stupid people): read, listen and learn. It’s all in the context.
Shit is an English word that is usually considered vulgar and profane in Modern English, although Chaucer (1343-1400), the first poet to have been buried in Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey, used it in the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales.
As a noun it refers to fecal matter (excrement) and as a verb it means to defecate or defecate in; in the plural (the shits’) it means diarrhea. Shite is also a common variant in British English and Irish English.
As a slang term, it has many meanings, including: nonsense, foolishness, something of little value or quality, trivial and usually boastful or inaccurate talk, or a contemptible person. It may also be used as an expression of annoyance, surprise, or anger, and has other usages as well.
The emboldened words above are the intended meaning in this post.