Date: 14 Jun 2002

Git is a low level insult, it may have been more insulting in the past. Surly Gits sounds an excellent shirt I'd love one myself. I think git became particularly popular in the 60s when TV comedy cockney bigot - Alf Garnett constantly referred to his liberal(ish) son-in-law as a scouse git, scouse being Liverpudlian. I don't know much about the derivation, perhaps Marian with her OED can help, but I do remember being told that it is something like a female camel in Arabic, and so presumably came back to the UK as a colonial or WW2 import. I'd love to know the truth, and buy the shirt, it would raise a smile from most British people. All the best you septic gits! Colin

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