Squat copping

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 18 01:40:04 UTC 2009

It looks like the meaning, "take a dump," has replaced the meaning,
"take a seat."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 11:45 AM, David A. Daniel <dad at pokerwiz.com> wrote:
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> You know how it goes, you've never heard of something (a word, whatever) but
> then once you hear of it the first time it seems to be all over the place.
> Here's a CNN.com story about a race in Namibia where someone is seen
> "copping a squat".
> http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/05/11/namibia.race/index.html
> "When you've got a CEO of a major company copping a squat in the desert, you
> are seeing them in a way their board members would never dream of," said
> Sandy McCallum, a 47-year-old former reporter turned record-setting fulltime
> runner who won Sahara among women in 2007."
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