To "cripper" is an ancient Yorkshire verb meaning to castrate a lamb with your teeth. Could that be the origin?
With one's teeth? Could well be, dearieme.
No idea, but he invented what became known as The Crapper....
One of his descendants was at Uni with me and very proud of her name!
And proud she should be too. Was her name Lisa?
But no lambs have my teeth.
Crapper is a variation of "cropper" a person who tends to crops, an arable farm labourer.
Spike - possibly not.Alwyn - so dearieme was telling porkies then.
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