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#159515 - 05/07/06 10:24 AM to be deuced
belligerentyouth Offline
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I heard recently that this verb has been entered into the OED after a lady who has a blog called 'deuce', or something like that, was fired from her job for remarks she made on her blog. Can anyone confirm this? I cannot seem to find online references.

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#159516 - 05/07/06 11:50 AM Re: to be deuced
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Slang City - All The WordsDecember 1 - deuce deuce, deuce coupe, deuce and a quarter. ... January 27- dooced, dookie, deuced. Celebrity quote: Heather Armstrong of dooce.com ...
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#159517 - 05/07/06 03:26 PM Re: to be deuced
tsuwm Online   confused
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verbs, Dale?

edit: I can tell you that there is no verb form of deuce in OEDonline.

"A verb? The deuce there is!"


Edited by tsuwm (05/07/06 03:31 PM)

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#159518 - 05/07/06 03:45 PM Re: to be deuced
maverick Offline
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Well I'll be deuced, this is in fact an ages old saying!

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#159519 - 05/07/06 03:55 PM Re: to be deuced
tsuwm Online   confused
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well, "I'll be deuced"; 7 ghits.

and then there's this from W3:

Main Entry: ˛deuce
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -ed/-ing/-s
: to bring the score of (a tennis game or set) to deuce


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#159520 - 05/08/06 10:53 AM Re: to be deuced
belligerentyouth Offline
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Ah, thanks for the info Dale. Heather Armstrong of dooce.com - that was her. As for OED inclusion... I guess she'll have to wait.

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