Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 14:17:54 -0600
From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM
Subject: Re: A whipping/whupping
On Tue, 30 Jan 1996, Rudy Troike wrote:
rate, for the "colloquial" pronunciation of whipping , often represented
orthographically as whupping ,
I'd spell it whuppin' , too, and would have thoght whoopin' was a
simple misspelling before reading this thread.
Is whuppin' or whoopin' related to "whop," "whomp," and "whompin'," as in
"I'm gonna whop [or whomp] you upside-a the head"?
Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bga.com