"kitty whompus"

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Sun Jul 13 03:11:12 UTC 2008

See http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-kit1.htm (last paragraph) for
something on it by Michael Quinion (who I assume is asleep at this
hour, so I take the liberty of beating him to the response). The more
standard spelling is apparently catawampus.

James Harbeck.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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