hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Wed Apr 9 17:45:11 EDT 2003
> The dictionary I've got here (nothing as grand as the OED) says it's
> originally spelt 'philippe', and 'of imitative origin'. Imitating what?
> sound of someone doing the witchy dance, it seems - the action of flicking
> your fingers like that is one of the definitions listed.
Which, checking back, is what Hallie said already - duh!
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