Sometimes I’ll get a random word stuck in my head. I’m not sure if it’s normal or if I’m just one nude jog away from having to spend some time in a place with soft walls. But it has happened again today.
Today’s word is “chit.”
A good word. It sounds dirty, but don’t worry, you don’t have to whisper when you say it while children are present. In fact, if children are present and you find the need to say the word “chit,” I recommend saying it as loud as you possibly can, the child will think it’s dirty and everyone can have a good laugh without poisoning anyone’s young mind. You can do the same with words like “fracas,” “dinghy,” and “penal colony.”
The word “chit” is most often used in the Navy to describe a paper request for some kind of privilege. In general, it has many definitions. It can be a statement of an amount owed for food and drink (a check), a short letter or note, a “brownie point,” or more obscurely a child or a precocious girl or young woman.
The modern day word “chit” is a carry over from the days when Hindu traders used slips of paper called (citthi) instead of money so they wouldn't have to carry around heavy bags of gold and silver. British sailors shortened the word to “chit” and applied it to their mess vouchers.
So, now you know. Now you know “chit.”
Fun Fact: You could probably guess by the quality of post today, that it’s cartoon day. That’s right, the latest TAM Cartoon is up! Mychitdon’tstinktastic!
And if you want to read an interesting and provocative post today go to The Wren Forum. That should help you pass some time. Unless you’re Steve, then it won’t help you much (because you wrote it).
Oh, and another thing. Shocker Kahn in back with new posts. I’ve finally changed my link at the right, so go there and say “welcome back” to Jo. Mike at Hello Ninja is also back as is Tournament of Stuff. Spread the love.
Oh, and go to Chez Sarcastica and tell Tanya to post something!