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Anthony Dodd
Pssst THE GOP IS OVER
03:03 PM on 10/06/2012
Crap first appeared everywhere in the Harry Potter novels and movies.
02:59 PM on 10/06/2012
That's funny.

I thought the word came from Denver on Thursday night.
02:44 PM on 10/06/2012
Love all the puns in this article, amusing...
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Bluesky555
Sometimes, ya just gotta SAY it...
02:49 PM on 10/06/2012
I thought they were kind of .... stupid.
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Anonmouse33
The GOP, separating mind and state since 1968.
02:36 PM on 10/06/2012
dunno where it came from, but it's craptastic!
02:33 PM on 10/06/2012
my guess is it came from the right hand column of Huff Po
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Sealabian
I'm helping!
02:29 PM on 10/06/2012
And therein resides the Romney campaign.
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headly67
Well raise my rent
02:29 PM on 10/06/2012
Thomas Crapper

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Crapper
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firewired
Compared to what?
02:28 PM on 10/06/2012
No, HP created a new form of "crap;" "Journalism!"
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pandarzan
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons! The loons!
03:44 PM on 10/06/2012
Well, at least it's journalism, unlike the crap spewed over at Fox News.
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02:27 PM on 10/06/2012
Whot about:  CRAPULOUS - etymology:
1530s,  "sick from too much drinking," from Latin crapula, from Greek. kraipale "hangover, drunken headache, nausea from debauching." The Romans used it for drunkenness itself. English has used it in both senses.
The old usage (1530s and on), e.g. crapulous, covered intake, the later usage, crap, crapper, just the opposite (i.e. output).
English is a language of exceptions and that's why it is constantly coming
a-cropper. And, by the way, the Greeks are now thinking of renaming their greatest historical monumnet, the Acrapulous. Everybody seems to be dumping on the Greeks these days, even the Greeks.
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02:16 PM on 10/06/2012
"Word Meaning: The Etymology Of 'Crap' "

Sir Thomas Crapper (Yes, he was knighted by the Queen). He took us from outhouse to inhouse.
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02:16 PM on 10/06/2012
Ah, the witty HP posters have cleverly tied this into politics.

Who'da thunk it?
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02:14 PM on 10/06/2012
I love crap like this.
ArmyMedic
Drink water, drive on.
02:09 PM on 10/06/2012
From politicians when they started using the phrase "I promise".
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Mitch Johnesee
02:08 PM on 10/06/2012
After all that, no actual etymology of the word, rather a symposium on what is NOT the etymology of it...
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Joe Grabowy
Independent....Progress above Party
02:08 PM on 10/06/2012
I'm amazed at all the worthless knowledge I have floating around in my head. I knew the answer before I ever clicked on the link. Sir Thomas Crapper...I'm not sure if he has been knighted but he should be!