Date: Tue, 25 Apr 1995 00:45:21 EDT

From: kim mckinzey 74525.1614[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM

Subject: spelling of dufus

So, if the word is Polish (do we have more evidence?), how DOES one choose the

Anglicization of a Polish word?

The problem is, all the dictionaries to opine are devoted to slang (or

regionalisms: yes, I saw the DARE cite; thank you, David). I therefore contend

the spelling is not yet decided. I hope to do so by getting it into the

appellate literature.