Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 17:04:01 -0500
From: "Dale F.Coye" CoyeCFAT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: whoop(s)
This word gets more interesting by the minute. I'm not sure how I'd spell
"My daddy whooped me" but I'd say it with oo of took
And as for whoops! for me it's the vowel of took and no other spelling
is used. Oops is also a word I'd use, with the same vowel.
This reminds me that I'm sure there is a word boundary out there for "whew!"
(my usage) vs. "phew!" (never in a million years).