More on Earliest Usage of "Doh"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sun Mar 24 20:37:49 UTC 2002

On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 11:35:16AM -0500, Fred Shapiro wrote:
> Let me add to my previous posting that this 1931 usage is likely closer to
> the real origin of "doh" than one might think.  A web search turns up
> references to Matt Groening and Dan Castellaneta explicitly crediting
> Laurel and Hardy sidekick James Finlayson as the source of "doh."

This origin is also mentioned in the OED's etymology for the term, which
quotes Dan Castellaneta crediting Finlayson.

Jesse Sheidlower

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