"Dipe" (1922) as a typo for "Dive"

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Mon Dec 13 01:09:55 UTC 2004

----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas G. Wilson" <douglas at NB.NET>
Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2004 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: "Dipe" (1922) as a typo for "Dive"

> >Ah yes! "Dive" is much more likely here than the otherwise unattested
> A possibility, but only that. Both the Web instances which I find have
> "dive-ducat" ... but both have "crabhanger" for "crapehanger" (or
> "crepehanger") too. They are not independent sources IMHO. And it's not
> named the "World Wide Web of Lies and Errors" for nothing.
> Is "dive-" for "subway-" recorded elsewhere?
> -- Doug Wilson

Why could "dive" in the term "dive-ducat" not refer merely to Dive=a
basement apartment, such as a den of iniquity?


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