Pist vs Pish - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between pist and pish
is that pist
is ; (piss
) while pish
is to try to attract birds by making a sibilant noise (eg "psshh").
As an interjection pish is
an expression of disdain.
As a noun pish is
a sibilant noise (eg "psshh") made by birders and ornithologists to attract small birds.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
- 1611' ''Monster, I do smell all horse-'''piss ; at which my nose is in great indignation.'' — Shakespeare, ''The Tempest , Act 4, Scene 1.
(vulgar, slang) Alcoholic beverage, especially of inferior quality.
- 2005' ''There in a puddle of '''piss sat Princess Fatima, her dress up over her knees, vomit dripping onto her bodice'' - Richard Connelly Miller, ''Tanglefoot
* See also
(vulgar) To urinate.
(vulgar) To discharge as or with the urine.
- 1601' ''O Jove, a beastly fault! And then another fault in the semblance of a fowl; think on ’t, Jove; a foul fault! When gods have hot backs, what shall poor men do? For me, I am here a Windsor stag; and the fattest, I think, i’ the forest. Send me a cool rut-time, Jove, or who can blame me '''to piss my tallow? Who comes here? my doe?'' — Shakespeare, ''The Merry Wives of Windsor , Act 5, Scene 5.
* on the piss
* piece of piss
* piss and vinegar
* piss artist
* piss away
* piss clam
* pissed off
* piss flap
* pissing contest
* piss in someone's pocket
* piss it down
* piss like a racehorse
* piss lily
* piss money up the wall
* piss off
* piss oneself
* piss on that
* piss pot
* piss water
* take the piss
* weak as piss
A sibilant noise (e.g. "psshh") made by birders and ornithologists to attract small birds.
To try to attract birds by making a sibilant noise (e.g. "psshh").
To express contempt.
- 1606 - act ii, scene 1
- Pish for thee, Iceland dog! thou prick-ear'd cur of Iceland!
* Most commonly found in the gerund or present participle pishing .
* Dunne, Peter (2006). The Art of Pishing: How to Attract Birds by Mimicking Their Calls . ISBN 9780811732956.
* Langham, G. M.; Contreras, T.A. & Sieving, K.E. (2006).
Why pishing works: Titmouse (Paridae) scolds elicit a generalized response in bird communities]. Ecoscience 13 (4): 485–496. doi:10.2980/1195-6860(2006)13[485:WPWTPS2.0.CO;2