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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Re: Open a can of…

Posted by on November 15 at 12:06 PM

“bumppo” posted this on the forums:

The OED has “whup” as a US colloquialism of “whip”, but all of its verb definitions for “whoop” have to do with hooting sounds. I’d put “whoop-ass” in the same category of misheard malapropisms as “jive with” and “taken for granite”.