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#1 2018-04-26 12:40:25

pwoodford
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Doofus

One of many examples seen on social media:

“He is a proven Duface.”

Was not going to post it here, because it may just be a common misspelling, but the “face” in “duface” makes me wonder if it’s eggcornishly related to “two-faced.”


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#2 2018-04-27 01:59:05

Dixon Wragg
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Re: Doofus

It could be that, or for some, it could be a sort of Lehmann in which they’re assuming “Duface” was someone who was well-known for being an idiot, in much the same way that, e.g., Quisling became a term for traitors.

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