poppycock

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poppycock

Post by Archived Topic » Wed Feb 03, 1999 12:00 am

Where does this English slang come from?

Also balderdash, horse feathers and bovine scatology(BS)
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poppycock

Post by Jonathon Green » Sat Feb 06, 1999 8:00 am

Dutch 'pappekak', soft faeces.
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