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What does the word "upsot" mean in the version of "Jingle Bells" I heard today?

Question #53104. Asked by philsgirl.
Last updated Aug 24 2016.

Related Trivia Topics: Linguistics   Vocabulary  
philsgirl
Answer has 8 votes
philsgirl

Answer has 8 votes.
I looked up the lyrics on the internet, and some versions have upsot.
link http://www.christmas-carols.net/carols/jingle-bells.html

Dec 14 2004, 10:50 AM
gmackematix
Answer has 22 votes
gmackematix
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Answer has 22 votes.
It is just a humorous past participle of "upset" coined to rhyme with "lot" in the line before.

A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot
link http://www.carols.org.uk/jingle_bells.htm


Response last updated by stedman on Aug 24 2016.
Dec 14 2004, 9:39 PM
simwayne
Answer has 34 votes
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simwayne

Answer has 34 votes.

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Upsot appears in two 19th century poems which indicate that it means "turned over" (upset physically). Check out the use of "upsot" at
link http://www.bartleby.com/248/728.html and
link http://www.bartleby.com/248/1132.html

Dec 17 2006, 2:38 PM
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