Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 17:04:01 -0500 From: "Dale F.Coye" 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).