That last post reminded me that I wasn’t sure of the origins of the phrase “bad rap” or “bum rap.” In fact, I wasn’t entirely sure if it was “rap” or “rep” (re: reputation). I guess it’s rap.
If you’re curious, here’s what I found on “bum/bad rap”: hubpages.com/hub/Is-it-Bad-Rap-or-Bad-Wrap.
Isn’t that cool? Well, I think it is. Language is so interesting!