Davano for davenport

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Tue Oct 1 15:10:57 UTC 2002

Exactly. 1950s too.

maberry at u.washington.edu

On Mon, 30 Sep 2002, FRITZ JUENGLING wrote:

> 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? (Sorry, I only own volume 1 of DARE.) I'm doing
> some work for a British publisher and remembered my grandmother's "davano"
> when I was correcting their entry for "davenport." She was born in 1911, in
> Nebraska, of Pennsylvania Dutch stock, and moved to Montana in her
> twenties. This is the same woman who called parmesan '/par MEE zhun/
> cheese', so I'd like to know if "davano" is just another example of her idolect.

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