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ˈpɒp əPop·pa

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  1. poppa(Noun)

    father, papa.


  1. Poppa

    Poppa is a character from the rock musical, Starlight Express. He's a steam engine like protagonist Rusty and is the oldest train of all. Control introduces him as "Ramblin' Poppa McCoy". He preaches of the Starlight Express, a god-like figure that will help those who call on him. He is revered and loved by the Freight, and dismissed as a doddering old fool by pretty much everyone else. Originally, after Rusty loses the second heat to Electra, Poppa races with Dustin and secures a place in the final race. The race, however, has used up the last of Poppa's strength, and he begs Rusty to take his place. In later productions Poppa raced because Rusty was sulking and didn't want to, not because he had already lost. At the end, Poppa leads the company in the Gospel-style "Light at the End of the Tunnel". Poppa is generally believed to be Rusty's father, though their exact relation to each other is never explicitly stated. In the original London show, Poppa would refer to Rusty as "son", and also a line in "Laughing Stock"; "That's my boy" suggests that he has paternal feelings for the younger engine. As he never directly addresses any other character to any great length it is impossible to say whether these terms are exclusively for Rusty, or if he would refer to everyone in that vernacular.

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How to say Poppa in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Poppa in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Poppa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Michael Lohan:

    If one more blog or statement is made people will know the entire truth. I will release emails, texts, depositions and audio tapes that will prove everything I have been saying all along. If Sam wants to play, I am ready. But she better be ready too!"PerezHilton.com: Poppa Lohan vs. saMAN: It's Gonna Get Uglier! (December 27, 2008)8

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