Letter: Dap that!

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Dap that!

Sir: As an expat Cardiffian I am enjoying your correspondence on Welsh dialects. I only differ from R Pugh (18 March) in that in our household "to dap down" was to place an item anywhere, pro tem.

The meaning of "dap" as a plimsoll reminds me of a childish joke, circa 1950, which we thought screamingly funny.

Question: What's the fastest thing in the world?

Answer: Diarrhoea with daps on. Boom-boom.


Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire