[Ads-l] DUFF

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Mon Feb 23 15:50:17 UTC 2015

On 2/21/15 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:14:08 -0500
> From:    GUY LETOURNEAU Owner<guy1656 at CENTURYLINK.NET>
> Subject: Re: DUFF
> In science fiction fandom of the 60s and 70s, "DUFF" was the 'Down Under Fan Fund,' a kind of slush fund or kitty that SF clubs or convention organizers could pull from to subsidize the admission cost of a financially inchoate friend of the community.
> It was also used as a verb.
> - GLL

DUFF (and TAFF) are still around . . .

---Amy West

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