Here’s just a funny name for a club and a Dunglish one at that. The venue is called ‘Wip Inn’, which is the Dunglish equivalent of “Pop inn”.
It really means “pop in” (verb) and uses the ‘inn’ to make it Dunglish, but ‘wip’ (from the Dutch verb ‘binnenwippen’), to ‘pop in’ and also if you push it (pardon the pun), well, ‘push in’, with an added casual sex connotation. ‘Wip’ could also refer to VIP, which is also a likely explanation. ‘Wippen’ also means ‘to seesaw’ (use your imagination), but it usually means to have sex (or any other similar euphemism).
Some of you may disagree or even explain this ‘joke’ better that I did – knock yourselves out.
November 20th, 2007 at 9:10 pm
And of course, the dutch wippen also means to shag.
November 26th, 2007 at 5:00 pm
When I was a kid, adults would often have to suppress a smirk when they used ‘Niet wippen!’ to mean ‘Don’t tip your chair onto its back legs’ …
November 29th, 2007 at 2:48 pm
I live really close to this pub. I’ve known it all my life. It’s a popular jongerencafÃ©. (youth pub?)
They came up with this name in the seventies, I guess they derived it from sit-inns everyone used to have.
February 18th, 2008 at 10:01 pm
Long ago, way back in the seventies or so, the simplistic union had an item on the then popular wip inn situated I think in most HEMAs. One of the directors entered said facility on a skippy ball.