I’ve been curious about this since I first heard the song. What the hell does “p.l.p” mean in the opening of Chuck E.'s in Love? As in:
“How come he don’t come p.l.p. with me / Down at the meter no more?”
I know I’m not mishearing it, because that’s what it is in the published lyrics. And when Chuck E. used to p.l.p with RLJ, why did they need a meter? The mind boggles.
I’ve already rejected “proteolipid protein” and “People’s Liberation Party” because neither can be verbs.