下 and Reading Explanation

Hello,
I was reading the Reading Explanation for 下 and… I don’t get it.

“What’s below you? What’s below your foot? Oh no. The worst thing possible: It’s した.”

Maybe it’s because I’m French. I’m not a fluent English speaker.
Most of the time, it is ok. But for this one, I’m “lost in translation”.

What does した means?
Is it a reference? Or a pun?

Tahnk you in advance.

It means sh*t

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Or as our French friends say: mèrde

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It’s a pun - I’ve found alot of these don’t work with a “french” brain. Try coming up with your own it’ll help immensely :slight_smile:

Aaaaah… ok.
I see. :sweat_smile:

My mind was too prudish.
Turn slang mode ON
Thank you dirty comrades.

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Honestly, that’s pretty much the key to every mnemonic used here - they’re meant to be an aid to your learning, so if they’re not actually aiding your learning, just come up with something that does.

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yeah and add it you your note section as a further memory aid :smiley:

My mnemonic is cheetah (can be pronounced like shita in french) is hanging below the branch.

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