- Feb 9, 1999
Wonder if someone more versed in Edwardian popular slang could help me with this one? I don't know if its use was widespread or confined to the merchant service, but I'd like a more precise definition of a phrase used by one of the Titanic's officers in his pre-WSL days. He mentioned that as the ship carried passengers they had a bit of a 'doodle dash' (and his clothes weren't quite up to scratch). From the context, it appears as if a 'doodle dash' is a bit of rivalry in the fashion stakes. Does anyone have any similar examples or the origins of the term? A corruption of 'dandy dash' or something similar?