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Stop Flapping

Posted by Phil on February 20, 2004

Does anyone know the origan of the phrase "Stop Flapping" We resently saw a pub called the Flapper and have found out that a flapper is the stick with a peace of rubber used to swat fires on moor land. Does Stop Flapping have something to do with does it mean don't panic just stop flapping and move away from the fire.

Any ideas.