Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 09:33:46 -0800 From: "A. Maberry" Subject: Re: doppkit Actually, I think we had a discussion of this word a couple of years back, and, if memory serves, it derives from the manufacturer of the kit. But that's about as much as I can remember. Allen maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] On Sat, 24 Jan 1998, Timothy C. Frazer wrote: > Anyone ever hear of the word "doppkit" used for the shaving kits > servicement used in WWII? Tom Murray has heard it from a 60ish colleague, > but its not in DARE or anywhere else. > > Also: The elliptical construction with "like," e.g., "the dog likes > petted." This is similar to "the car needs washed" or "the cat wants > out," both well attested. Anyone heard of similar ellipses with "like"? >