NTLK Ohter - Etymology

From: Gruendel, Frank 3837 PPE-WT (Frank.Gruendel@de.heidelberg.com)
Date: Tue Nov 30 1999 - 04:28:42 EST

Gary said...

>The etymology of the word "crap", meaning excrement or superfluous
>material, is from the Old French, via Middle English, "crappe", ...

<courtesy snip>
>... "I gotta take a crap" expletive.

Mepit answered:

>Do we really want to know why you know this? ;~)

My unworthy comment: I, for one, enjoy reading explanations like that
occasionally, even in a Newton centered list. It gives me the chance
to improve my English which I'm always trying to do.

That said: Thanks, Gary, for the thorough explanation. From now,
whenever I'm going to ..., I'm afraid I'll have to think of the middle
age, patent numbers and automatic stopping of the water flow!

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