I’m watching Night of the Blood Beast, and did Crow really say “Spun shitties”?
Split this off into its own topic so @ivan’s team will see it.
If anyone else has noticed caption issues like this in Blood Beast, please note them here. And don’t forget to vote!
Clearly an incorrect caption, but I’m definitely naming my new band The Spun Shitties.
Actually, you know what? I think that is what he said. It’s a variation of “whippin’ shitties” (also new to me, but hey it’s a thing): Urban Dictionary: whip shitties
I don’t know. The episode aired in 1996, that seems a bit of a stretch.
It may have slipped by, or falls under the same umbrella as “dickweed” in that yeah it has a bad word in it, but the usage here is not technically referring to that word.
I always thought he did say the line as it’s captioned, but I also have a terrible case of lyritosys (inability to comprehend song lyrics) that bleeds over into understanding dialog, so I’m not an authority here.
I haven’t watched it recently to know one way or the other. It could be correct per @Chris_Combs’ definition, but it might be worth a double-check by the team just to be sure.
I’m 95% sure it’s correct in the caption. I thought, “you whip 'em, not spin 'em! ” when we watched this one this month.
Definitely a Midwest thing. And my high school friends were doing it in the late 90s, so it’s not a new phrase either.
(And for those not from around here, the phrase means the same as doing donuts like a NASCAR race winner. Personally, I like my tires with tread on them, but )
Shared the caption with a friend, and he says “that’s straight from a Tom Waits lyrics generator.”
Which I think is also correct.
Try explaining that to my dry cleaner
It was spinning donuts when I was a teen here in Utah.
Gotta love regionalisms.
Oh, you call them “regionalisms?” That’s not what we say 'round these parts.