shit is the swiss army knife of the english language

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The word shit can be used as a noun, a verb, an adjective, an adverb, and an interjection. The word shit is the Swiss Army knife of the English language. It can be used in any context, in any situation, by any person.
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noun: “I don’t give a shit.”; “Your movie is a piece of shit.”; “She beat the shit out of that guy.”

verb: “I am going to shit.”; “Don’t shit on my parade.”

adjective: “He is a shitty friend.”; “What a shit day!”

adverb: “My dad shittily mowed the lawn since he was still hungover.”; “This is a shittily written article on whale hunting.”

interjection: in response to stubbing your toe –“Shit!”; in response to hearing a bold face lie from a politician –“Bull shit!”

Submitted by ruchkinm8 on April 25, 2020

Modified by ruchkinm8 on May 21, 2020

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