Why did the man cross the road? Because his dick was on the other side - Shanter
In the 21st Century, the word's increased use has led to the creation of a number of variants. Chief among those that are accepted by the OED are:
- shanterrific (adjective)
- shanterful (adjective)
Amongst the more controversial recent variants of the word are:
- shantastic (adjective)
- shantabulous (adjective)
It is worth noting that the adoption of these latter two by a large number of youths has been the subject of much debate and their usage remains frowned upon in certain circles.
"Look, Dave just fell of his moped, how absolutely shanterrific!"
Said on seeing a friend's repair bill after crashing and damaging a rented moped: "Well, this is pretty unbelievably shanterrific!"
It is derived from the two words shite and banter, i.e. shite talk.
It may be used as both an adjective (shanterful) and a noun (shanter).
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