Tharping (n.) also referred to as Tharpation, Tharpory, or Oh Crap. def. The act of being castigated by the redoubtable Mr. Phil Tharp , disciplinary administrator of MLWGS. An experience feared by many a student for its alleged intensity and the severe consequences said to ensue at Mr. Tharp's command, students avoid misbehaving so as to avoid a Tharping. The faculty is not omitted from the spectacular wrath of a Tharping. Teachers are often subject to scolding by not abiding by the stringent rule of taking attendance.
The legendary case of Tharping is not often observed, accounts of first or secondhand events are appreciated.