End of ADS-L Digest - 22 Apr 1995 to 23 Apr 1995 ************************************************ There are 9 messages totalling 165 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. spelling of dufus (2) 2. Anodyne Expletives (2) 3. Doofus (2) 4. ADS/SAMLA Second Call for Papers 5. South East Missouri /IG-nert/ 6. SUBSCRIBE ADS-L ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 24 Apr 1995 02:43:35 EDT From: kim mckinzey <74525.1614[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM> Subject: spelling of dufus I have a professional interest in the spelling of this word: Breathed says it's Doofus. I think the proper etymology is from the Popeye character Dufus. I do NOT accept the authority of any of the few dictionaries opining on the subject. Anyone know the origin of this word? rkm