Talk:slipper

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slipper[edit]

In the sense of a person who slips. DAVilla 00:33, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Found using b.g.c looking for things like "crafty slipper", that would not aply to shoes:
  • 1924, Justin Huntly McCarthy, Truth—and the Other Thing, a Novel, page 267
    The crafty Slipper begged me to accord him an hour or so in which, as he phrased it,
  • 2004, Christopher Neame, A take on British tv drama: stories from the golden years‎, page 77
    There were some splendid characters—Bryan Murray as "Flurry Knox," whose enthusiasm for "the chase" outweighs most everything else; Niall Toibin, ever the crafty "Slipper"; and Anna Manahan playing the housekeeper, Mrs. Cadogan, which she demanded be pronounced "Kay-der-gorne."
--EncycloPetey 00:40, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
I wonder why both of these are capitalised, though. Equinox 00:42, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm not familiar enough with the referents to say. In the latter quote, it could (given the context) be the name of a character. In the 1924 quote, it could be the result of Victorian/Edwardian oddities of capitalizing nouns for emphasis, which is not so much done today. The primary thrust of presenting the quotes I found (insufficient as they are) was to point out a method by which support could be found using b.g.c., as much to report the specific discoveries. --EncycloPetey 00:50, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Indeed, in each of those quotes, it's the name of a character. (See http://books.google.com/books?id=PzUPAAAAQAAJ&q=slipper and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0116705/, respectively.) —RuakhTALK 01:10, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
By the way, better to add cites to the page, to avoid lengthening this page unnecessarily. DAVilla 10:34, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Cited. All the cites seem to be nonces, and two set the word off in quotation marks, but they all seem to work for attestation purposes. (BTW, for those playing along at home: I found the 1955 quote via google books:"frequent slipper", and the 1995 and 2001 quotes via google books:"slipper" banana peel. I don't usually like to pull multiple quotations from a single arbitrarily-restricted search — e.g., in this case, I don't like that the entry might now give the impression that this sense is specifically tied to banana peels — but I couldn't think of any other filtering phrases. Or rather, I thought of plenty others in theory, but in practice they didn't help.) —RuakhTALK 01:57, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

RFV passed. I wonder if it could also mean an object that slips or makes one slip. DAVilla 10:34, 18 May 2009 (UTC)