In it’s primary sense, the word “shit” is the ubiquitous scatalogical term for poop.
And there are many other uses for it, I think just because they sound cool, not because they mean poop:
-Holy shit! – probably the number 1 exclamation of surprise.
-Shit-faced- meaning drunk
-Take your shit…- meaning “stuff”
-Are you shitting me?- making “fooling”
-Don’t give me that shit!- meaning “nonsense”
-Take a shit- ok that one is “poop” (although as George Carlin pointed out that “you don’t take a shit, you leave a shit”)
-I don’t give a shit- meaning “I don’t care”
-I’ll beat the shit out of you- meaning beat someone “intensely” (if THAT ONE meant poop, that would be a strange practice)
-That’s on my Shit List- my list of things that annoy me
-On that similar note, as my blog friend CzechChickDiary wrote in I like a nice compliment, just leave my toes alone
“You’re really wearing the shit out of (that shirt.)”- again “intensity” but fellas, that’s a weird pick up line, probably complimenting her figure.
For people whose first language is not English, multi-meaning words gotta be strange.
What’s up with that shit?