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:

At any

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]