Duck soup

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Mon Sep 2 04:05:45 UTC 2002

>In a message dated 09/01/2002 7:18:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>TheEditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG writes:

<< >>  The one suggestion that has come in from a subscriber, Terence Sims,
>>   that sounds plausible is that it might be a corruption of "duck
>>   shoot". He points out that wildfowling with a wide-bore punt gun can
>>   kill a a large number of sitting ducks at one time, so may be
>>   considered an easy task. >>

Or maybe it is a "corruption" of DUST SOUP, which would be easy to make; or
DUK SOOP, the Vietnamese name for a mountain in Wales that is well known for
being easy to climb (this is "Snowdon" in English); or, even more likely,
DUCK POOP, which is certainly an "easy task," at least for a duck.

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