The United States Military Academy at West Point (about fifty miles north of New York City on the Hudson River) is an elite educational institution that was founded in 1802. Students who weren’t accepted into West Point (or who didn’t apply and went to other schools) nicknamed it the “South Hudson Institute of Technology”—with the acronym SHIT.
“Referred to by non-West Pointers as South Hudson Institute of Technology or SHIT” was cited in print in 1972.
Wikipedia: United States Military Academy
The United States Military Academy at West Point (also known as USMA, West Point, Army, The Academy or simply The Point) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York. The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus’s neogothic buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination complete with a large visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army.
The Death of the Army;
By Edward L. King
New York, NY: Saturday Review Press
Each year on Army posts about the world, West Point alumni new and old gather to relive the memories of their days at the institution on the Hudson (referred to by non-West Pointers as South Hudson Institute of Technology or SHIT).
The General’s Progress
By Roger Morris
New York, NY: Playboy Press
Winners in the system grew inevitably cynical, losers contemptuous of superiors, nongraduates often and justifiably training their disillusion on a West Point they mocked as the South Hudson Institute of Technology— Apprentice 49.
A treasury of curses, insults, put-downs, and other formerly unprintable terms from Anglo-Saxon times to the present
By Hugh Rawson
New York, NY: Crown Publishers
(In the Army, officers who did not go to West Point have been known to disparage the military academy as the South Hudson Institute of Technology.)
South Hudson Institute of Tehnology
The US Military Academy at West Point, NY. This term is often used either by residents ot the lower Hudson Valley or by officers of the Army who went through ROTC or OCS.
Actually, it’s the first engineering college founded in the USA
by Federalq2b May 31, 2005
Origins of the Specious:
Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language
By Patricia T. O’Conner and Stewart Kellerman
New York, NY: Random House
Army officers who didn’t go to West Point, as well as disgruntled cadets, have referred to it as the South Hudson Institute of Technology.