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Friends of the Dickens Forum,

Here is Don Richard Cox responding to Gail Houston's question about the 
OMF word "daygo." (pjm)
> Fred Levit, in A Dickens Glossary for American Readers, glosses this very
> passage, stating that "daygo" is the going of the day---the end of the day.
> I'm not certain that completely clarifies the passage for me, however.
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> Subject: Word Meaning in OMF?
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> Friends of the Dickens Forum,
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>      Gail Turley Houston has come across a word in OMF which, in our young
> street days used to be a racial slur:  (pjm)
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> Dear Colleagues:  I'm trying to find the meaning of a slang term in
> Dickens's OMF:  In chapter two, book 1, Eugene is discussing the gossip re
> the dead man and says: "'Except,' Eugene strikes in: so unexpectedly that
> the mature young lady, who has forgotten all about him, with a start takes
> the epaulette out of his way: 'except our friend who long lived on
> rice-pudding and isinglass, till at length to his something or other, his
> physician said something else, and a leg of mutton somehow ended in daygo.'"
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> Does anyone know what "daygo" means?  I couldn't find it in the Victorian
> slang dictionary. Thanks!  gail
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