oofle dust

Dfcoye at AOL.COM Dfcoye at AOL.COM
Sun Nov 21 18:32:58 UTC 1999

Never heard of this or foo-foo before growing up in Upstate NY, but is it too
much of a coincidence to suppose that oofle is related to Shakespeare's
ouphes 'elves' /u:fs/ in Merry Wives of Windsor 4.4.50, 5.5.57?   If I
remember right, elves lost /l/ somewhere along the line to give ouphes...

Dale Coye
The College of NJ

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