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is 'shit or get off the pot' going to be the new stupid expression on mn ?

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littlepaddypaws Mon 04-Nov-19 11:02:03

it has appeared several times, imo it's really is a stupid expression. someone 'invents' an expression and the herd mentality follow thinking it's edgy or cool.
possibly bu not really bothered in the long run/

CaptainKirksSpikeyGhost Mon 04-Nov-19 11:03:42

.....It's not a new expression....

Passthecherrycoke Mon 04-Nov-19 11:04:22

That’s disgusting

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-Nov-19 11:04:26

Not seen it on MN. It's a really old expression though.

user1483387154 Mon 04-Nov-19 11:04:46

this expression has been used for decades.

Doletmeknow Mon 04-Nov-19 11:05:12

It’s not just been invented, I heard that expression during my 70’s childhood. There’s no need to put quotation marks around the word invent.

Blowandgo Mon 04-Nov-19 11:05:30

Its piss or get off the pot where I am. Still awful but definitely not a new thing.

Zoecarter Mon 04-Nov-19 11:05:34

Ewwww that vile

RightOnTheEdge Mon 04-Nov-19 11:05:53

I've seen it around on Mumsnet.
It's not a new phrase at all. It is horrible though.

Doggodogington Mon 04-Nov-19 11:05:54

It’s not new, it’s at least as old as me and that’s quite old.

Herocomplex Mon 04-Nov-19 11:06:16

I first read it in a John Updike novel years ago. It’s not new. Isn’t every expression invented?

Alconleigh Mon 04-Nov-19 11:08:10

Piss or get off the pot has been in use at least since I was young, which was some decades ago.....this variant is cruder and sadly not alliterative but also not new......did you think it was, OP, or are you just saying you don't like people using it?

justchecking1 Mon 04-Nov-19 11:08:41

It's a very old expression. Doesn't it refer to night potties from the days when there were no inside toilets??

Handbag101 Mon 04-Nov-19 11:11:02

Is it the new CF that everyone seems to be using....

OneToThree Mon 04-Nov-19 11:13:10

It’s a very old saying. I like it.

littlepaddypaws Mon 04-Nov-19 11:14:04

alcon okay it's not new, but i've only started seeing this expression on mn since yesterday and it was used several times by posters in the same thread and a thread today. dole thanks for that, but it's my thread and i didn't ask you to be grammar teacher for
'ducks in a row' 'have a spa day' and many others have been used on here in the past but thankfully die the death, let's hope this one does too sooner rather than later.

Marmite27 Mon 04-Nov-19 11:14:25

It’s not new. Been around decades.

CokeAndCrispsAndDip Mon 04-Nov-19 11:15:46

The 'is the the hill you choose to ide on' expression that was rife recently that annoyed me. I've know piss or get off the pot for years. Not the classiest saying grin

GeneHuntLover Mon 04-Nov-19 11:17:36

Never heard it before but I'm not a fan. Didn't find snapped and farted funny either but I was in the minority

littlepaddypaws Mon 04-Nov-19 11:20:01

gene i was in the minority too we can be an exclusive gang of 2 smile

MsVestibule Mon 04-Nov-19 11:22:37

It's not the classiest of expressions but it's very old and, if you're referring to the marriage proposal thread, was used appropriately. I can't see it being used all that often as it can only be used in quite specific circumstances.

Sassanacs Mon 04-Nov-19 11:23:01

As others have said it's not new but I haven't heard it in decades until recently when I was watching Year of the Rabbit with Matt Berry

ChardonnaysDistantCousin Mon 04-Nov-19 11:25:42

I use that one occasionally.

I was once accused of assuming the poster who I aimed it at was smoking weed.


cushioncovers Mon 04-Nov-19 11:26:40

Never heard of it before irl or on MN

Hingeandbracket Mon 04-Nov-19 11:28:42

It’s got some ground to cover if it’s going to challenge “Turkeys voting for Christmas” in the inane cliche stakes.

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