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What is the origin of the phrase shits and giggles?

Asked by andrew1966 (7points) January 17th, 2011

my 17 year old son approached me and asked me what it means and how it came to be well i can find the meaning but not the origin of this phrase any help would be appreciated thanks

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MissAnthrope's avatar

I’m pretty sure it’s just a vulgarized version of ‘kicks and giggles’.

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Arbornaut's avatar

Im not sure of the origins but i can tell you that its fairly widely used in australia, and personally i use it quite a bit. Its one of my favorites.
I would guess its just evolved naturally in english from nowhere in particular.

Supacase's avatar

This is the best explanation I could find and actually makes a bit of sense, even though the source is not one I would typically use for reliable information:

Kicks are a measure of amusement, and giggles are a low form of laughter. Hence, the gain is purely trivial or a mood elevator, ... the meaning is greatly skewed to mean: pointless with a hope for gain

talljasperman's avatar

John Stewart from “The Daily Show” would know this… since he’s been using it for a couple of years now…

RobertoTomba's avatar

It seems clear to me: doing something that makes you laugh so hard you poop your pants. I can’t hear that expression and not imagine a sound, a stain, and a smell. No, I don’t have evidence of this, but it makes sense to me.

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