doff

1. to take off; remove (as in to doff one’s clothes) 2. to tip or remove (one’s hat) in salutation 3. to put aside; discard


A friend just told me about someone she knows who saw a label for “pizza dough” and thought that it was pronounced “pizza doff.” Why not? It rhymes with “cough.” Now this gentleman goes around referring to “pizza doff” because he thinks that it’s a more refined, up-scale pronunciation.

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One Response to doff

  1. Dad says:

    And then there’s rough and enough, and through and slough – let’s face it, the gentleman is a kind of a dorque, albeit a refined one.

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