Barry Popik in Safire Column

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Mon Dec 16 04:43:59 UTC 2002

>Larry Horn asks if Barry or I found any evidence of "GOP" rhyming with
>"top" outside of the Cole Porter song.  The answer for our article is
>no, although I'll let Barry comment on whether he's found it anywhere
>    I wouldn't expect it though.

I have seen "GOP" as a full-fledged acronym in the form "Gopus, the
Elephant", a comedic constellation in a sky-map, probably in the "Harvard
Lampoon" or maybe "Mad" magazine ... several years back.

-- Doug Wilson

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