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. rkm