I have heard many things that could be valid ways to express the past tense of the word "bullshit" and other words derived from "shit".

Some examples:

"I bullshit my homework"

"I bullshitted my homework"

"The dog shat on the rug"

Im just curious as to what the accepted past tense of these words is?

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    The verb bullshit (to deceive) is grammatically different to the verb shit (to defecate). I agree with the full set of conjugations here. I particular like the cheery first-person pleural imperative “Let’s bullshit!”. – smatterer Sep 14 '17 at 4:21
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    @smatterer even the single t in bullshited? That just looks wrong, like a conjugation of bullshite. – Chris H Sep 14 '17 at 7:11
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    @Chris H, True. I didn't notice the single t I guess that spelling is just a load of ... well ... y'know. – smatterer Sep 14 '17 at 7:15
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    The last line about the plural makes this question quite confusing. Bullshit is uncountable, I think, so there's no plural. – Max Williams Sep 14 '17 at 7:58
  • I think most US English speakers would be surprised to learn that "bullshit" is ever considered to be a verb. – Hot Licks Sep 15 '17 at 16:37


bullshitted is the past tense and past participle of the word bullshit. although you can use bullshat as a past tense but bullshitted just rolls out the tongue better (especially when some bullshitting is involved).

as for the past tense of shit, there is




but the commonly used tense is


it is the widely accepted past-tense inflection of shit. it was formed by analogy with the verb sit, which becomes sat in the past tense. it was originally a humorous and slightly sanitized version of the curse word, but it has become the standard form.

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    fixed original question – user257115 Sep 14 '17 at 14:24
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    By "shatted", I assume you mean "shitted"? The OED has past tense options of "shit", "shitted" and "shat", but no "shatted". Interestingly, the older form of the verb is "shite" in its infinitive and present tense forms, with "shit" being originally the past tense. ("Shite" of course is still in use in some dialects.) – rjpond Sep 14 '17 at 17:55
  • yes, i mean "shitted" – chornge Sep 14 '17 at 18:36

I am the last person that'd is or would be worried about proper Grammer unless for something important that being it doesn't even sound right to me saying or using the word bullshit in past by changing the word itself to a past tense like such as you bullshitted me the other day or you bullshat me the other day or I bullshitted all day long last week with her. I personally would the other wording to past tense like you must have been bullshitting last week when you said that or I was bullshitting with them all day yesterday. I think it looks an sounds better that way than using the word bullshit in any of the other for.sure or ways ppl mentioned above...

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