Davano for davenport

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Oct 2 23:26:48 UTC 2002

At 12:10 PM -0700 10/2/02, FRITZ JUENGLING wrote:
>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?
I'm familiar with "davenport" from reading only, and had never heard
or seen "daveno" before the currrent thread.  In NYC we knew from
sofas and couches, and love seats for the two-seaters.


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