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What Is A Shit Eating Grin?


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#1 glen

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 01:56 PM

Hey guys,

Apparently, when leaving Federal Parliament on Thursday night, Tony Abbot said that Julia Gillard had been sporting a "shit eating grin" during Question Time.

http://www.abc.net.a.../11/2683404.htm

Now I had never heard this expression before so I looked it up on the net. It sounds terrible to me! But it seems like the definitions on the net are nicer than what I had imagined.

I am amazed that wikipedia covers it!

http://en.wiktionary...hit-eating_grin

I would be interested to hear if anyone has heard or used this expression before and what they think it means.

Cheers, Glen
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:53 PM

I'm surprised you had never heard of the expression, glen.

I have always thought that a "shit eating grin" meant either a stupefied smile or an exaggerated sense of self worth or understanding of a situation.

I had heard the expression (on an ABC sitcom named Billable Hours) just days before Peter Abbot's mouth got him headlined.
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#3 glen

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 09:35 AM

So that means we know what TV shows Tony Abbott watches! :laugh: hehehe
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 12:06 PM

So that means we know what TV shows Tony Abbott watches! :laugh: hehehe

I thought the same Glen; however, I just checked an online TV guide and Billable Hours airs at 10:30 pm Thursday night, that's the same night the comments were made. Then again, Peter Abbott may have some parliamentary privileged early access to ABC content. :laugh:
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:18 PM

it is "tony" isn't it!!! :) who is peter? :)
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 03:44 PM

Yeah Yeah... not sure why the name Peter was stuck in my head maybe PeterJMelb was stuck in my head.
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:07 PM

Hello Glen and Iblis.

I have not heard that expression before.
One does expect our venerable leaders to be more "couth" instead of uncouth!

BUT Glen how is it that "####" gets past the Filter God and simple words like Dic*k cannot?
I'm annoyed! :)
See! I cannot get that word "Shi***t" passed! :)

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:15 PM

Penis doesn't even get through the language filter... :) ...a very strict language filter‼
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:31 PM

but it did get through iblis! :)

peterj, i am admin so the bad word filter does not apply to me.

I can swear all day! HAHAHA but I try not to :)
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:56 PM

Glen!

Such power you have!!
Share it with the Plebs, please! :)

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:02 AM

but it did get through iblis! :)

Nope... I just outsmarted the language filter and thought you were doing the same.
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:41 AM

Nah i didn't outsmart anything unfortunately! :laugh: lol
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