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|GUEST,Steve Parkes||Nonsense in childlore (23)||RE: Nonsense in childlore||14 Jun 06|
Just a bit of (almost) irrelevant pedantry! English slang "scarper" (go, run away) comes from the Italian scapare, meaning much the same thing. Scapa Flo didn't become famous until WWI, but a lot of folks confuse the two: Scapa is pronounced "scapper" (short "a"), but you'll hear many say "Scarpa Flo".