Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 12 06:21:40 UTC 2010

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Paul Johnston <paul.johnston at wmich.edu> wrote:
> breakfast > brekkie

And there's AmE "brekkie-poo, ciggie-poo, pussy(cat)-poo." Probably
quite local; probably obsolete. I haven't heard such formations since
the '70's. It hasnothing to do with _poo_ as a cover for "shit."
There's a site, dookie-poo.com, that probably does have to do with
shit, I reckon. I'm not curious enough to check it out.

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