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#9361 - 12/01/00 04:33 AM Re: Fishy philology  
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this too shall pass
>wallop" doesn't just mean booze

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


#9362 - 12/01/00 09:19 AM codswallop  
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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...




#9363 - 12/02/00 03:36 AM Re: codswallop  
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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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