Posted by ESC on January 22, 2004
In Reply to: Wallop/Wollop posted by Confused on January 22, 2004
: : : codswollop
: : That posting is mostly correct I think. The wallop part isn't though - that was a term for beer lomg before Mr Codd.
: Which spelling/
: Interesting thought - the part of Belgium near Brussels is called Wallonia and the language Walloon. That area has a long and distinguished history of brewing - is there some link between the idea of Wallop and Walloon?
Merriam-Webster online says:
One entry found for codswallop.
Main Entry: cods·wal·lop
Pronunciation: 'kodz-"wä-l&p, 'kädz-
Etymology: origin unknown
British : NONSENSE