Hip to Dip and the meaning of shit
Being still fascinated with narcissism, I was just this morning wondering about narcissism and fashionable non-punctuality. So I googled both “fashionable” and “late” and found “hip to dip” at the urban dictionary.
-and that reminds me of an old job in which I started one day sending out a Hip Hop word of the day to the whole office. Somehow my random email blasts did not come up in performance reviews and so I kept at it. I loved making example sentences with the word that had to do with the software engineering company I worked at. I did not love when people used office speak like putting “uber” in front of everything or talk of things like thoughts in boxes or not. Business slang words, and others, should have an expiration date. I’d ban them.
Anyway, here’s what I found for fashionable:
HIP TO DIP
1. good to go.
2. dressed nicely and ready to go out.
Which I guess would be the opposite of looking like shit. And then I got lost and never actually found interesting slang for “late”, but, somehow I found PUBCAT, the Piractical Union of Buccaneers, Corsairs and Associated Trades, which, coincidentally, had the origin (shmorigin, to be exact) of the word shit:
[Quote] In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before commercial fertilizer’s invention, so large shipments of manure were common. It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by product is methane gas. 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, BOOOOM! 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 term “Ship 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” (Ship High In Transport [Ed. note: Wait–doesn’t the “T” stand for “Transit” in the line above?]) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day. You probably did not know the true history of this word. Neither did I. I always thought it was a golf term. See [source]. Please remember that this encyclopedia is very much tongue in cheek and does not pretend to be accurate or correct. [Endquote] <-_Meaning this is all a bunch of shit.
So there ya go.