"Rosco" (in "Dukes of Hazard") from cant "rosco" (pistol)?

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Mon Feb 2 15:29:32 UTC 2004

In a message dated  Sun, 1 Feb 2004 19:32:23 -0500, "Douglas G. Wilson"
<douglas at NB.NET> says
>  >    Might this cant "rosco(e)" perhaps lie behind the name Rosco in the TV
>  > show?
>  Sure, it might ... or might not. "Rosco[e]" is a routine male given name
>  too AFAIK.

Wasn't there an animated cartoon character named Roscoe, from the Betty Boop

There is the town of Roscoe, Texas, which name dates back a ways.  The town
is best known for being connected to Snyder, Texas, by the
grandiloquently-named "Roscoe, Snyder, and Pacific Railroad".  (Which in turn spawned a tall tale
about the would-be robber baron Roscoe Snyder.)

      - Jim Landau

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