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        Eric Partridge's ORIGINS states that poop comes from Medieval French
(pope) derived from Latin (puppis)  "The Stern of a Boat."

        The next entry in ORIGINS states that poop2 -- to toot,
gulp,break wind -- comes from Medieval English (poupen) "to bubble."

                                        - Mel Roseman

Mel Roseman                             aa104@lafn.org (Los Angeles Free-Net)

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