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  •  Um, the term 'wop' came about because it (0+ / 0-)

    was short for "With Out Papers", which most of the Italian immigrants didn't have when they arrived at Ellis Island. They just got on a boat and came on over.  Apparently, the Italian bureaucracy was not as efficient then as it is now..ok, you guys, stop laughing, it is much better these days!!..and most of the immigrants came away with no papers of any kind, health certificates, etc. So any immigrant that entered the country without papers had WOP chalked on their coat. Then they were processed and officially arrived if they passed the quarantine and health check.

    What happens when Bush takes Viagra? he gets taller. Robin Williams

    by Demfem on Mon Apr 03, 2006 at 04:29:27 PM PDT

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