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VorFemme:

--- Quote from: Thipu1 on January 23, 2013, 06:34:24 PM ---
--- Quote from: VorFemme on January 23, 2013, 08:47:47 AM ---"Chit" or "Chits" - used in the sense of a token to be exchanged for something else - claim ticket, coupon for a free meal, that sort of thing.

For non-English speakers - it rhymes with a common word for excrement and only the first letter is different.  Depending on how "ch" is pronounced compared to "sh", it can sound a LOT like the word for excrement.

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Isn't 'chit' also a rather derogatory term for a young woman? 

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It can be - but is somewhat "quaint" as it isn't current slang.....but the dictionary says that it is a "saucy young woman or girl" - so only derogatory by those who look down on those females who aren't meek & mild.

ladyknight1:
I eat breakfast very early in the morning, usually before 7 am, then take DS to school and commute to work. I have class at either 10:30 or 12:00 depending on the day. I have to keep my blood sugar stable, so I eat a snack a few minutes before class.

Today, I had a banana and some nuts.  :-[

Elfmama:

--- Quote from: VorFemme on January 23, 2013, 07:36:23 PM ---
--- Quote from: Thipu1 on January 23, 2013, 06:34:24 PM ---
--- Quote from: VorFemme on January 23, 2013, 08:47:47 AM ---"Chit" or "Chits" - used in the sense of a token to be exchanged for something else - claim ticket, coupon for a free meal, that sort of thing.

For non-English speakers - it rhymes with a common word for excrement and only the first letter is different.  Depending on how "ch" is pronounced compared to "sh", it can sound a LOT like the word for excrement.

--- End quote ---

Isn't 'chit' also a rather derogatory term for a young woman? 

--- End quote ---

It can be - but is somewhat "quaint" as it isn't current slang.....but the dictionary says that it is a "saucy young woman or girl" - so only derogatory by those who look down on those females who aren't meek & mild.

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When my girls were teens, they were in a local children's theater production of Little Women.  The script called for the crabby old aunt to call one of the girls a 'chit.'  Everyone listening to the rehearsal heard the excrement word, no matter how carefully the actress enunciated.  It got changed to 'flibbertygibbet.'

DH gave me one to use for this topic yesterday.  >:D We were hanging pegboard in my sewing room; he was drilling holes in the wall for the wall-anchors to go in.  He hands me the box that the drillbits live in, and said "Here.  Hold my bits."

Lillie82:
I didn't even think of the dirty meaning of this one at the time.

When my high school theater teacher talked about characters he had acted as, he often used the word "do," in place of "portrayed" or "played." And of course, those would be male characters.

So he said things like, "I did Skye Masterson." *

"I'd like to do Sherlock Holmes."

His wife (of around 40 years) taught English at the same school, and I had no reason to think he was anything other than straight. The teacher, I mean. Sherlock Holmes, on the other hand... >:D

* Guys and Dolls.

Bethczar:
When DH & I were dating, we went to a grill-your-own-steak place for dinner one Saturday night. The steaks there were enormous, so I took most of mine back to his place. When I finally went home Sunday evening, I accidentally left the steak in his fridge.

Shortly after I got home, the phone rang and roommate answered it. She burst out laughing when she heard my boyfriend say, "Hey lady, I've got a big piece of meat for ya!"

(In DH's defense, my roommate rarely answered the phone at night. She only answered that night because she was expecting an important call.)

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