Davano for davenport

FRITZ JUENGLING juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Wed Oct 2 19:10:03 UTC 2002

I think 'davenport' has lost popularity as well. Couch or sofa are what I usually hear now.  Maybe the length of 'davenport' has contributed to its demise.  I have also come across people who had never heard the word 'davenport'.  Is it totally unknown in some parts of the country?

> 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.

>When I was growing up in Seattle in the 50's and early 60's, I used to hear
"daveno" all the time, too.  I think it kind of dropped out after that, or
else all I heard was "davenport" or "sofa". I don't think "daveno" is used
much any more.  At least not around here.
Anne G

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