Posted by Al on December 09, 2003
In Reply to: I'm also sorry for all my typos - it's late posted by The Wise One on December 07, 2003
: : : So where does stroppy come from? And no, I don't mean me in the morning. I've know people to use words such as (and I must apologies for the following cos I've got no idea how to spell them)... obstroperous, obstropolous, abstrepperous - yeah I know, this will be a hideous misrepresentation.
: : : Anyway, can someone firstly tell me if any of the above words are really words and how to spell them, and whether 'stroppy' comes from any of those words?
: All good bookshops carry a wide selection of dictionaries and the Web is awash with online versions - all just a click away via Google or any similar search engine. There is no excuse in the modern world, other than sheer laziness, for spelling mistakes in any language.
>So, you see, you will never be confused by color and colour again.