Mudcat Café message #662801 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14963   Message #662801
Posted By: RangerSteve
04-Mar-02 - 07:35 PM
Thread Name: Misheard words
Subject: RE: Misheard words
It's "the pompatus of love", and Steve Miller heard the phrase somewhere else, but misheard it. I forget what the original phrase was. Do a search for "the Straight Dope" web page, run by Cecil Adams. He explains the whole thing.