The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3992248
Posted By: Rapparee
13-May-19 - 09:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Back in 1897, the New London (Missouri) Leonines were having their playing ground manured when the younger members of the baseball club began throwing the "chips" at each other. Stacy Kengall, one of them, was pelted with far more than his fair share. One of his most ardent supporters, a young lady known only as "Lovey Alice" took a club-like object used in the game and commenced defending Kengall by swatting the "chips" from the air. Other supporters of the team also began swatting these "chips." Everyone was having a marvelous time when fresher fertilizer began to be used, ruining the garb of many young ladies and their beaus.
Thus the expression "when the fan hits the shit" and its more well-known obverse were born.
Now you know, and you can trust this because I Am A Librarian.