Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 14:17:54 -0600 From: Katherine Catmull Subject: Re: A whipping/whupping On Tue, 30 Jan 1996, Rudy Troike wrote: > At any > rate, for the "colloquial" pronunciation of , often represented > orthographically as , I'd spell it , too, and would have thoght 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]