Heard: "dog pound" > "dog pond"

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Fri May 2 11:43:50 UTC 2014

In _American Speech_ 56 (1981) 17-20, David Gold discussed possible etymologies of "sliding pond."


Poster:       Laurence Horn

No relation to the "sliding pond" (= 'slide') we hung out at in the playground in NYC (from the Dutch?  from "slide upon"?)


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