April 23, 2005

Holy Crap.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 6:25 pm

I was once shooting the breeze with a British guy, and he excused himself explaining that he had to go “have a crap.”

I thought, “Have a crap? In this country, we don’t have a crap; we take a crap.”

Why would anyone want to have a crap? Who in their right mind would what to posses a crap? However, on second thought, why would anyone want to take a crap, when after haven taken it, one would necessarily have it. It would make more sense for us to leave a crap, or part with a crap, wouldn’t it?

I gave this a bit more thought and decided that the word “crap” as used above does not refer to the noun i.e. the end result of the process of defecation. But, what is its meaning? When the word “crap” is used with having or taking, does it refer to the act itself? I don’t think so, because one really doesn’t have the act of crapping any more than one takes the act of crapping.

Oh, but the British have walks, just as we take walks, and we also take trips, don’t we?

Thinking about this was beginning to make my hair hurt. It is, after all, all crap.

You’ve just gotten a peek into the kind of swill that swirled around in my cruller during this morning’s walk. Fortunately, I also sometimes think of things that are worth a crap.


  1. I love the crap swirling around in that head of yours.

    ; )

    Comment by Christina — April 23, 2005 @ 6:40 pm

  2. And why do we ‘give’ a crap? And why would anyone want it?

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who thinks about crap like that.

    Comment by rita — April 23, 2005 @ 8:16 pm

  3. That’s the crappiest post I’ve read in a while. No offense, of course.

    Comment by Dash — April 23, 2005 @ 8:31 pm

  4. And I am sure tht you are aware that the Crap was named after John Crapper,who invented the thing more commonly called the toilet!

    Comment by Mark — April 23, 2005 @ 10:37 pm

  5. I will have to ask my grammar school classmate, Thomas Crappse, about this.

    Comment by Jack Bog — April 24, 2005 @ 4:37 am

  6. Okay, I’m crapped out.

    Comment by Sluggo — April 24, 2005 @ 11:18 am

  7. Was this one of those things where you start saying a certain word over and over and suddenly it’s like you never heard the word before, like it’s not even English, and you can’t believe you never noticed how weird the spelling is, and it almost doesn’t make sense anymore so you have to go away from it for a while, almost like English isn’t your first language?

    Or maybe it’s just me.

    Comment by dogette — April 24, 2005 @ 6:42 pm

  8. Perhaps, leave a crap?

    Comment by jmflynny — April 26, 2005 @ 9:37 pm

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