Letter: Dapping on

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The Independent Online
Sir: R Pugh's letter (18 March) about "dap" and its meanings in South Wales is fascinating. Unlike him, I have come across "dap" meaning "bounce". But his third use of "dap" needs a small challenge. Plimsolls etc are "daps" in Cardiff and, I think, in the valleys. But in Newport they are "dappers" - presumably when one runs in them, one "daps" ("bounces") along the road.

MICHAEL LANDERS

Newport

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