21 Delightful Facts About The English Language

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2. "Shit" is one of our oldest words, and used to mean "cattle diarrhoea".

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The word has its roots in Germanic and Scandinavian languages, and we've been saying it since at least 1086. Skidbrooke in Lincolnshire and Sherbourn Lane in London were both originally named for being "shit streams".