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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
Of unknown origin. According to a popular story, a fellow named Hiram Codd came up with the design of a soft-drink bottle with a marble in its neck to keep the fizz. Wallop was slang for beer and those who preferred alcoholic drinks dismissively referred to the soft-drink as Codd's Wallop. This story is unproven.
"Raising taxes is impossible politically? Poppycock and codswallop, says the Conference Board." William Watson; The 0.2% Solution; National Post (Canada); Nov 11, 2003.
"Mr Norris's mouth cuts a grim strip across his face as he drips scorn on
the commission's reasons for the decision, dismissing it as codswallop,
as showing a `lack of commercial reality'."
The dew of compassion is a tear. -Lord Byron, poet (1788-1824)