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    Dear teachers.
    Why was it used 'gulp up(=disgorge)' instead of 'gulp down' and 'gollop (the verb)' instead of 'golloper' ?
    'I'll bet if you saw a fat juicy little child paddling in the water over there at this very moment you'd gulp him up in one gollop.'
    Last edited by towcats1; 12-Dec-2013 at 04:17.

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    Re: why

    What is the source of this quotation?



    A better title would have been 'Gulp up/gulp down'.


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    Re: why

    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    Dear teachers.
    Why was it used 'gulp up(=disgorge)' instead of 'gulp down' and 'gollop (the verb)' instead of 'golloper' ?
    'I'll bet if you saw a fat juicy little child paddling in the water over there at this very moment you'd gulp him up in one gollop.'
    I have never seen the word "gollop" before. But, a "golloper" would be the person who gollops. Not the thing that is gollopped.

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    Re: why

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I have never seen the word "gollop" before. But, a "golloper" would be the person who gollops. Not the thing that is gollopped.
    'The Enormous Crocodile' by Roald Dahl.
    Publshed by the Penguin Group.
    Read by Stephen Fry.
    Last edited by towcats1; 12-Dec-2013 at 17:37.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    SorrySorrySorry. I will never more do it again!

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    #6

    Re: why

    Dahl's characters often got things wrong and made words up.

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