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Thread started 06/12/18 9:58am

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Question about Rave (lyrics)

What does arrivederci cock poppy mean? Arrivederci is bye, cock is a penis & poppy might be a smart pretty girl (urban dictionary), that is what my research led me to but it does not make sense, does anyone have an answer?

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Reply #1 posted 06/12/18 10:32am

SchlomoThaHomo

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"Cockpoppy," is poppycock reversed. Poppycock just means nonsense. So maybe the phrase means, "Goodbye to nonsense...that was hip yesterday." And who even knows that might mean? lol

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Reply #2 posted 06/12/18 11:24am

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I would try not to deciper it too literally. It's about being glam, being forward thinking, being free. And looking great doing it.

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Reply #3 posted 06/12/18 1:02pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

"Cockpoppy," is poppycock reversed. Poppycock just means nonsense. So maybe the phrase means, "Goodbye to nonsense...that was hip yesterday." And who even knows that might mean? lol

According to Prof Trefusis - a Stephen Fry character - Poppycock derives from Dutch "pappekak" meaning soft shit....so "goodbye to soft shit"....If Stephen Fry is to be believed, of course.

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Reply #4 posted 06/12/18 1:05pm

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come on ..its a obviously a drug reference

[Edited 6/12/18 13:05pm]

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Reply #5 posted 06/12/18 10:51pm

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Common American slang "poppycock" is "nonsense" or "bullshit" as previously mentioned. "Goodbye to nonsense" would be my best guess. Prince did use a lot of "old fashioned" slang throughout his career.

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Reply #6 posted 06/13/18 11:29am

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Common American slang "poppycock" is "nonsense" or "bullshit" as previously mentioned. "Goodbye to nonsense" would be my best guess. Prince did use a lot of "old fashioned" slang throughout his career.


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