Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 17:39:06 -0500 From: "Suzanne Legault: English" Subject: Re: Political Blunder For what it's worth, I wonder if B. B.'s citation of "dutch roll" as synonymous with "detroit roll," etc. for a sham stake is altogether so. Consider the following "dutch" items: courage, treat ("go dutch"), uncle (and maybe even oven) where the adjective can be roughly glossed 'ersatz,' 'pseudo.' I was unaware of this polysemy until I came across it in the Dutch character's monologue in Mary McCarthy's novel, "Cannibals and Missionaries."