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The right to cause damage to someone's hearing.
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Re: The right to cause damage to someone's hearing.

waxenpith wrote:
definitely used here and in America.

"Well it has to do with cowboys, no less, and the task of looking after the cows.

One of the easiest skills to master was that of cracking the whip. So since this was usually done by a beginner who did not yet have the other skills which were harder to master at their command, then it became known as a whippersnapper, and the phrase has stuck and moved into common parlance."

Hm. Makes sense. I wonder if the cowgirls get any practice? Now THAT could be very interesting - though CP would probably want earplug legislation to protect against that nasty decibel laden cracking sound - oh give me a home where the buffalo roam and I'll show you a Revox that's whupped, yeehaaaah.


Jun 28, 2010, 07:49


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