Author Topic: I've heard of them dripping in boats." "Shit fire," Bobby said. "That's all w  (Read 4240 times)

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" Did you see that big snake back yonder?"

"No.  Where?"

"He was lying up in the limbs of that old oak tree you went under ...  I've heard of them dropping in boats."

"Shit fire," Bobby said.  "That's all we need."

"Yeah," said Luis.  "I can imagine."
  (Deliverance, James Dickey)

Please explain "Shit fire".  Thanks.  --- tk

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It's an expletive expressing shock, stress and desperation.
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Duncan Baker
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