Warning: This post contains the word “shit” more than 10 times. If that word offends you, please click away now. I don’t want to offend!
We have an English girl at work and we got to talking about funny Australian sayings. She had never heard the term “Boring as batshit” and thought it was hilarious. It made me start thinking about all the ways we use the word “shit” and gave me an idea for a blog post. These are sayings that I’ve heard (and used) often. The most important thing to tell our foreign friends, is that none of these should be taken literally.
Boring as Bat Shit – Pretty self explanatory. There’s not much that is more boring (or annoying when it gets on your car) than bat shit.
I don’t Give A Shit – Means I really could not care less about whatever it is that you’re talking about/is happening.
It gives me The Shits – The first time I used this phrase on an American I was asked if I needed to use a bathroom. They thought I literally had the runs!
Such a Shit Head – Essentially means the same as dickhead. Clearly you’ve done something stupid/annoying/ridiculous.
Little Shit – Mostly referring to little brat kids who for one reason or another are out of control.
I feel like/look like Rat Shit – Perfect for the morning after the night before.
I’m In the Shit – Means you have fucked up big time and someone is really cross at you. Usually it’s your partner or boss.
Beat The Shit Out of – Can be used a couple of ways. For example, “I am going to beat the shit out of you” or “add an egg and beat the shit out of it.” Could also be used as a response to a question, for example, “Why are you writing this blog post?” “Beats the shit out of me” (meaning I have NO IDEA).
Shit-Faced – This does not mean to have shit on your face. That would be gross. Getting “shit-faced” is the same as getting drunk. Not to be confused with getting crunk, which is for a different blog post, entitled “Ghetto sayings.”
Can you think of other shit Aussies say that foreigners might misinterpret?
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