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Talk:open a can of whoop ass

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   * (cur) (last)  05:57, 19 May 2006 Sophustanus [rollback] [proxycheck]
   * (cur) (last) 05:56, 19 May 2006 Sophustanus
   * (cur) (last) 05:45, 19 May 2006 Sophustanus
   * (cur) (last) 06:11, 18 May 2006 Ulayiti (wikt)
   * (cur) (last) 05:42, 18 May 2006 Sophustanus
   * (cur) (last) 05:40, 18 May 2006 Sophustanus


I don't believe that this phrase is unique to the US South, yet the entry says, "Known in the US south," suggesting it is endemic there. I'm also dubious of its connection with The A Team. Mr. T's catch phrase was "I pity the fool", not any variant of whoop ass. Given this controversy, external sources may be called for. Cnilep 16:34, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Maybe it came from the Popeye cartoon - Rory Rhoades. - Jan 20, 2011

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