Thursday, March 20, 2014

poo-poo/pooh-pooh/pupu: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Thursday, March 20, 2014

The toddler with a soggy diaper proudly announces “I go poo-poo!”

The skeptic is inclined to pooh-pooh outlandish ideas. Don’t mix up matter for skepticism with material for the septic system.

A selection of snacks served on a wooden platter in a Chinese restaurant is called a “pupu platter”—a custom and word that made its way to the mainland US from Hawaii.

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