Davano for davenport

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Tue Oct 1 03:02:32 UTC 2002

>Davenport was the usual term for that piece of furniture in the 1960s and
>70s in Portland Oregon. Daveno was simply a shortened form of that . Heard
>it all the time.
>Fritz Juengling
>>>> wendalyn at NYC.RR.COM 09/30/02 03:54PM >>>
>Anyone--Joan?--familiar with "davano" as a short form of "davenport" in
>regional American speech?
We used "sofa," " davenport" & "daveno" interchangeably in Nebraska in the
30s. Some local people also used "chesterfield."
A. Murie

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