The verb shit started out in Old English as shite (from *scitan, where sc- is pronounced sh-). It probably attained its current form by influence of shite's past participle, shitten. It goes back to the proto-Germanic root *skit-, which gave birth to German scheissen, Dutch schijten, Swedish skita, and Danish skide as well. *Skit- derives from the Indo-European root *skei- "split, divide, separate" (which also gave English schism and schist). The sense here is of "separating" excrement from the body.
This word is NOT an acronym formed from ship high in transit.
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