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Whoops

A nickname for the Washington Public Power Supply System, which in the 1970s raised billions of dollars through municipal bond offerings, the projects that never materialized. WPPSS defaulted on the payments to bondholders.

Whoops

An informal and derogatory term for the Washington Public Power Supply System. This company issued more than $2 billion in bonds in the 1970s to build nuclear power plants and defaulted on these obligations in 1983. It is now known as Energy Northwest.
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Founded by husband-and-wife duo Dan and Odehel Magor, Bakeshop By Woops is the brick-and-mortar off-spin of their mobile macaron line, by Woops, which launched last year.
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Sampling Marvin Gaye's Got To Give It Up, it adds Michael Jackson woops and Thicke's soulful Suspect lyrics ("Tried to domesticate you/ But you're an animal/ Baby, it's in your nature/ Just let me liberate you") can't spoil a special track.
Favourite include the Woops Hair Salon and Colon Chocolate Bars.
WOOPS I DID IT nAGAIN Alexander spills a simple catch and Hamburg score, forcing him to hide his face, below
First there were Yuppies, then Tinks (two incomes, no kids) then Woops (well-off older people).
LEVEL BEST Z Rangers star Jeleavic hails his equaliser with Naismith and, top left, El Alagui parties after his opener for Falkirk WOOPS ZIt's the nightmare moment for stand-in Rangers keeper Neil Alexander as he lets a shot from Mark Millar slip through his hands for the winner
I mean, she didn't go to bed one night a sensible size and the next morning, woops, she's the elephant child.
As far as I can see the only ones who get slaughtered, apart from our soldiers, are civilians when the Yanks, woops, super dooper hi-tech weapons hit the wrong targets.
THE Royal Bank of Scotland's boss, Sir Fred Godwin, wants pounds 12billion from his shareholders because he's made, woops, a bit of a mess of running the business.