Duh! vs. Doy!

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Sun Mar 24 14:52:28 UTC 2002

On Sun, 24 Mar 2002, David Bergdahl wrote:

#When my daughter Erika (35) was in elementary school "doy!" was the way
#someone said the teacher was pitching instruction at too elementary a level;
#when my daughter Esther (17) got to the same school it had become "duh!" so
#I doubt that the Simpsons were responsible, unless the woman who does the
#voice of Bart (an Ohio Univ grad), brought the expression with her...

Neither of these expressions is the same as Homer Simpson's "D'oh!", in
form ([d at o:]) or in meaning ('I just made a dumb mistake.').

-- Mark A. Mandel

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