One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A humorous name for a remote outback town or district.‘it was like council night in Woop Woop’‘while you're out in the woop-woops, spare a thought for the local farmer’
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- ‘I've usually managed to get to a real F & P engineer if I moan enough and say that the appliance is way out in the wop wops.’
- ‘There is apparently a shortage of coffee in Woop Woop but plenty of booze, blue eye shadow and bullets to go around.’
- ‘The people at Woop Woop could, if they wanted, toss out the same old jammy, boring swill.’
- ‘Her father Daddy O runs Woop Woop as a despot, with the usual modicum of attendant corruption.’
- ‘We are in a teeny tiny village outside Kettering (in the wop wops as the other half says).’
1920s: a jocular use of reduplication, a characteristic of Aboriginal languages.
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