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Thanks, Nancy, for starting my day with a badly-needed laugh. Excellent post! --bob
Toggle Commented May 14, 2013 on Dead to the world at Fritinancy
I remember as a kid growing up in the 50s hearing and saying "dubs" ... as in "Dubs on the front seat" or "I've got dubs on the upper bunk." It wasn't until the late 50s that I began to hear "dibs." Now the old "dubs" that I remember seems to have been completely replaced by "dibs." I wonder if anyone else reading this even remembers "dubs"; and I also wonder if this is a case of one regionalism being replaced by another. Anyway, the fact that I distinctly remember "dubs" (this would have been in MD, VA, and NC during the period 1952-58) may give a clue as to where else to look for the origin of this term. "Dubs" could easily have come from "I dub thee ..." and "dibs" could simply be a subsequent corruption of "dubs".
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2012 on "Dibs" at Fritinancy
I always thought that MOC would be a great clue for a crossword puzzle whose answer would be DEMI MOORE.
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2011 on Name in the News: Academi at Fritinancy
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