Main Entry: snit
Etymology: origin unknown
: a state of agitation
From World Wide Words we learn more about the word snit.
It’s a neat turn of phrase, but to write that does indeed suggest you don’t know what it means. A snit is a fit of rather childish temper, a tantrum or perhaps a sulk. Though word meanings arouse many emotions in subscribers, snits are not usually among them.
Several people have in the past asked where this word comes from, so this is the perfect moment to look into it. All the dictionaries bar one I’ve consulted dismiss the matter with their dispiriting stock phrase “origin unknown”. The exception is Jonathon Green’s Cassell Dictionary of Slang, which mentions the name of Clare Boothe Luce.
Clare Boothe was a talented woman, variously an editor, playwright, politician, journalist and diplomat. The Saturday Review of Literature of 23 December 1939 remarked about snit that “nobody in Georgia seems ever to have heard of either the word or the state of being until Miss Clare Boothe isolated and defined it”. This must have been in reference to her play Kiss the Boys Goodbye of the previous year, in which she used it. Through that play (a successful one that was listed as one of the ten best of the year), she most certainly popularised it, and may well have invented it (most dictionaries are cautious about the origin because nobody can actually prove she did).
From World Wide Words.
Perhaps they should become Muslim instead.
The question remains for us who are the laity - who is really abandoning the communion, who has been warned over and over and put in time out and given a deadline for taking actions that are indeed tearing apart the communion?
And what are we going to do about it?
Ah, but we're just having a snit.