One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she was spanked for spilling ink on the carpet’
smack, slap, slipper, put someone over one's knee, thrash, cane, belt, leather, cuff
informal wallop, whack, lather, give someone a hiding, give someone a hot bottom, warm someone's bottom, give someone a licking
Northern English Scottish skelp
dated tan, tan someone's hide, whip someone's hide
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