Mudcat Café message #51584 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8321   Message #51584
Posted By: Bill D
31-Dec-98 - 06:35 PM
Thread Name: Self righteous prats
Subject: RE: Self righteous prats
why, SHORE, benson! here you go...(coup has several meanings, but this is the usual..)

coup...coup n 1: a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force [syn: {coup d'etat}, {putsch}, {takeover}] 2: a brilliant and notable success

coupe...coupe n : a two-door car with front seats and a luggage compartment

now, I suppose, that if your life and government are threatened by a small 2-door Chevy, the distinctins might begin to blur...;-)