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#9361 - 11/30/00 11:33 PM Re: Fishy philology
tsuwm Offline
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>wallop" doesn't just mean booze

one sense is "a flapping or fluttering rag"...


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#9362 - 12/01/00 04:19 AM codswallop
FishonaBike Offline
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>wallop" doesn't just mean booze
one sense is "a flapping or fluttering rag"...


Never heard that one, my friend, though may be apt!

I was thinking slightly more in terms of wallop as (M-W) "an exciting emotional response : THRILL" perhaps...




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#9363 - 12/01/00 10:36 PM Re: codswallop
belMarduk Offline
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wallop also means to give a resounding smack/slap (I can see all our gentlemen grimacing at the thought)


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