[Ads-l] no X left behind - snowclone - and the nonexistent poop fairy

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Thu May 4 23:04:22 EDT 2017


This is strictly off the top of my head, as I haven't looked, but I suspect
"poo" is the default UK pronunciation/spelling variant -- my idiolect tends to
register: "Pick up that poo, you dumb bunny!"

[At least if I'm addressing a Lab.  I would be more cautious making such an
observation to an Alsatian -- or should I say, "German Shepherd"?]

Whereas (there's an SF novel that turns on this) US American has a Sooper Dooper
Pooper Snooper.

Never, ever, Winnie the Poop ...

R.

> 
>     On 05 May 2017 at 03:14 Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 
>     On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 9:48 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
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>     > the "poo(p)" variant is new to me.
>     >
> 
>     Oh, poo!
> 
> 
>     --
>     -Wilson
>     -----
>     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
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