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English verb[edit]

Although Popeye's song is the only context where I've heard it, that in itself could indicate that it has some prior history. Scott Sanchez 21:42, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Possibly compare dast = "darest" and dassn't. Equinox 21:51, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
Cites added. The etymology seems wrong. DCDuring TALK 23:32, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes, the origin seems most likely to be from the dialect pronunciations of "darest". Some of these are still used in northern England. I haven't heard "dass" on this side of the pond, only "duss" and "daas". Dbfirs 11:03, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
I say keep dass, but it should probably be "Colloquial" instead of "Archaic" IMO. --Jtle515 04:16, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

RFV discussion: May 2011–January 2012[edit]

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Sense - English verb. Not in the OED. Popeye quote seems real though. SemperBlotto 21:26, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

I've added some older cites. The Norwegian etymology seems preposterous. DCDuring TALK 23:25, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes, the etymology is crazy. May we remove it? In northern England, "darest" is still sometimes pronounced "duss" or "daas" (with a long "a"). It doesn't take much to shorten the "a" as the word crossed the Atlantic. Dbfirs 11:07, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
Passed. - -sche (discuss) 03:08, 30 January 2012 (UTC)