Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 16:12:53 -0700
From: Peter McGraw pmcgraw[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU
Subject: Re: help a reporter?
On Tue, 30 Apr 1996, Duane Campbell wrote:
--- On Tue, 30 Apr 1996 14:44:27 -0500 "David Bergdahl (614) 593-2783"
BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU wrote:
On DUH: my daughter Erika (who's 28) used this in its earlier form of DOY in
elementary school 20 yrs ago.
DUH was a conversational staple in my high school years in Pennsylvania in the
mid-1950's. Do I win anything?
dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]epix.net
Same here, also mid-50s, only across the country, in Oregon. But it was a
different DUH: always pronounced in a drawn-out monotone in conscious
imitation of a stereotypical person of low intelligence, never
incorporated into the normal sentence intonation pattern. We would never
have said, "Well duh!" (with the normal falling intonation) as you hear
I never heard of "doy".