March 25, 2010 2:17 PM Subscribe
A Princetonian character in The Dud Avocado
(set in Paris in the 50s) is described as saying mostly "zop zop". Was this a real thing? Part of ivy/preppy or Paris-based emigrant slang? Part of a larger lexicon of nonsense? No one in the novel (thus far) seems to think it remarkable.
posted by kenko to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Failing a zop-specific anwer, resources about sort of thing (seemingly nonsensical ivy-bound slang of the fifties) would be appreciated. I feel as if several other examples are in my head just out of my grasp…