Monday, 13 February 2012

Re: [] How Shit got its name

This is a misnomer. Here is an extract from Wikipedia that says that it is a myth:-

                                          WIKIPEDIA EXTRACT

Shit is an English word that is usually considered vulgar and profane in Modern English. 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.[1] 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 word is likely derived from Old English, having the nouns scite (dung, attested only in place names) and scitte (diarrhoea), and the verb scītan (to defecate, attested only in bescītan, to cover with excrement); eventually it morphed into Middle English schītte (excrement), schyt (diarrhoea) and shiten (to defecate), and it is virtually certain that it was used in some form by preliterate Germanic tribes at the time of the Roman Empire. The word may be further traced to Proto-Germanic *skit-, and ultimately to Proto-Indo-European *skheid-. The word has several cognates in modern Germanic languages, such as German Scheiße, Dutch schijt, Swedish skit, Icelandic skítur, Norwegian skitt etc. Ancient Greek had 'skor' (gen. 'skatos' hence 'scato-'), from Proto-Indo-European *sker-, which is likely unrelated.[2]

False etymology

A popular belief is that the word shit originated as an acronym for "Ship High In Transit", referring to the apparent need to stow manure well above the water line when transporting it by ship. This has been shown to be a myth.[3][4]

Regards and Godspeed,
Yours sincerely,
M Giridhar
From: Sunil Kumar Vohra <>
To: Keralites <>
Sent: Monday, 13 February 2012 10:48 PM
Subject: [] How Shit got its name
... it adds to my knowledge ...
*Manure ... *An interesting fact*

*Manure *: In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be
transported by ship and it was also before the invention of commercial fertilizers, so large shipments of manure were quite common.

*It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when
wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, not only did it become heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by product is methane gas of course. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen.
Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOM!*
Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening.

*After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the instruction,
' Stow high in transit ' on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.*

*Thus evolved the term ' S.H.I.T ', (Stow High In Transit) which has come down through the centuries
, and is in use to this very day. *
Col S.K Vohra
Army Medical Corps

Re: Re: [] Customer Agony Ford FIESTA


service wise Maruti Suzuki guys are the best............
They are very transparest, spares are cheaper as compared to any other and are available anywhere
also Maruti teached its employees to be very friendly with customers...........
No Complements but its only experiences from last 8 years or so am sharing

--- On Mon, 13/2/12, Sabu m k <> wrote:

From: Sabu m k <>
Subject: Re: Re: [] Customer Agony Ford FIESTA
Date: Monday, 13 February, 2012, 5:22 PM


Me also a Maruti & one chevelot Tavera.
As the below Mr.V pillai, any shop u can service the maruti is good as some local good people you can do cheap service.  

I buy the maruti from popular also but after 5 yrs there is no such experience to me. They charge reasonably only and explain the works before too.. I don't know whether to all like. Anyway use local workshop is cheaper but problem is that if tell one work they do that only and anything else we have to tell specifically.

--- On Sat, 2/11/12, vijay pillai <> wrote:

From: vijay pillai <>
Subject: Re: Re: [] Customer Agony Ford FIESTA
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 10:36 AM


dear all .these experiences are with a lot of people in india. So follow the
golden rule. Once you finish your free serveice with your dealer, do your serveice
with your local small service private centre, your vehicle will be trouble free,
beleive me, it my personal experience. regards.
On Sat, 11 Feb 2012 16:44:28 +0530 wrote

Dear Sunil
This is similair to those who own Maruti. The dealer fleece the owners of the cars
on some pretext or another. In my case,I had bought Maruti Zen Estillo from
Popular Vehicles Ernakulam. After 2 years,they call every three months with an
alert of Service due and once the vehicle is given for normal servicing,they will
inform various parts having become obsolete and needs to be changed and the bills
rake up heavily.

I understand here that since margins are very small interms of selling the
vehicle,the dealers make excellent use of service and make money.

Within 4 years,the entire original parts of the car would have been replaced if
given to the dealer and there is no module to stop this harassment/fleecing by the

Ramachandran M


From: Sunil Kumar Vohra
>To: Keralites
>Cc: rakeshmittal1954
>Sent: Thursday, February 9, 2012 10:09 PM
>Subject: [] Customer Agony Ford FIESTA

Dear Friends
I got this mail from a brother Officer who committed the blunder of buying a FORD
FIESTAIn view of his experiences I feel we should all be very careful before
buying such an expensive
vehicle . not get carried away by sales gimmicks .-
Ford is a good car for two years only for as long as it is not taken to service
centre. your agony starts the moment you enter into workshop. I purchased this car
on 21 Jun 2009. within few days one of the bulbs fused. I took it to workshop for
check-up, reached at 0930hours, opening jobcard took 25 minutes, first checkup was
done at 1250 hours, immediately they went for lunch. After lunch it was found by
that one of the wire was trapped in bolt causing shot circuit. Problem was finally
resolved at 230pm with a bill of Rs 85(cost of bulb) which was finally waved off
after giving them a mouthful.The agony does not end here. Every time the workshop
people have a way of wasting at least one hour forty-five minutes (delay in
opening jobcard and presentation of final bill).
Once your car finishes two years of running, you will start getting one shock
after another as one or the other part gets faulty that needs to be replaced with
a fat bill.Even today I am undergoing the agony of owning a ford as the car is in
the workshop since 01 Feb 2012 for want of a part (some wire that is essential to
run the engine). The wender has now been requested by the ford people to make the
wire. I am not sure how long my agony is going to last.
I pray every day to the God to reduce my agony and give me some peace of mind.
On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 10:30 PM, Sunil Kumar Vohra
Dear Rakesh
Please let me the above so that are friends can be warned.Regards
>Col S.K Vohra
>Army Medical Corps

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Re: Re: [] Advice required urgently


hv seen a same sort of live telecast very closely last year
apart from below good suggestions from friends wd suggest also to get a complete openion from HOMEOPATHY........
per my very trusted Homeo doctor (in Ludhiana) learn the below is 100% curable and that too without any side effects......only condition is REGULAR treatment which might go a bit long 
Pls check locally too. THX

--- On Mon, 13/2/12, Abraham P.c. <> wrote:

From: Abraham P.c. <>
Subject: Re: Re: [] Advice required urgently
To: "" <>
Date: Monday, 13 February, 2012, 9:40 PM

Trivandrum Sree Chitra Hospital has a full division for this treatment with 16+ Doctors. Try to get an appointment and see. They do operatins too. KEM hospital Mumbai too have the facility. Check the net to get in touch with.


From: Mr Mkv <>
To: "" <>
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [] Advice required urgently

Hi Friend
Pls dont get panic, there is good treatment in ayurvedic medicine. Go to any ayurvedic medical college in kerala, better Tripunithura, Ernakulam dist.

From: Fazal Feroz <>
To: "" <>
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2012 7:02 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [] Advice required urgently

Hey Guys,

I also having a problem called fissures and the issue is is there any cure for this sickness i have been running over kuwait hospitals like crazy for the treatment and evry time when i go to the hospitals they keep saying it is not a serious case it is minor , and if it is minor why do i keep getting this pain even after a year passed. what is the main reason. Please can some one really explain me the doctors here have less time for patients and more time on black berrys.
Faisal A.R. Feroz

From: k viswam <>
To: "" <>
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 2:37 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [] Advice required urgently

There is cure for cancer. It is within the patient and his/ her relatives. If they are willing to listen and practice what is taught to change the food and life style, health will improve. In a healthy body, cancer can not survive. Mind it, our body is made of the food we eat. The cancer is also made of the food( including the harmful chemicals we eat in the name of medicines/ taste enhancer/ colour/ and the like.
To learn more, pl contact by patient, or relatives. I am not available for arguments.
From: vijay pillai <>
Sent: Thursday, 9 February 2012 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [] Advice required urgently

There is no known cure for cancer in ayurvedic medecine in india. All claim to have it. There might have been many many years back.In this modern world ayurvedic meds are made on commercial basis with the actual dosage and ingredients,misssing or lower in amount to bring about cure.CANCER must be treated with modern allopathic medecines. regards vijay

There is treatment in kottackal Aryavaidyasala. The medicine is rasa sindooram

From: Vivek K
To: Keralites
Sent: Thursday, 26 January 2012 4:17 AM
Subject: [] Advice required urgently

Dear Friends,

Could you please advice in Ayurvedic whether any treatment is there for Cancer disease. Please provide me the contact details of the doctor as soon as possible.

Thanks regards,

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Re: [] Kochi to get a road made from plastic waste soon


dear all
what is happening in kerala, there is no garbage facility, till today there is no technology accept in kerala, only boasting and gossips,
what is doing the govt of kerala, and mucipal corporations and panjayat, what is the development done there,
all money going to swallow for the developments, there is no work, only passing the bills.
how can the peopleof kerala mute spectector, react  urgently otherwise kerala lost the identity,
avoid all isms and work for kerala developments


From: Ravi Narasimhan <>
Subject: [] Kochi to get a road made from plastic waste soon
To: "Keralites" <>
Date: Monday, 13 February, 2012, 1:37 PM

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