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    Dodge City

    Whether we build a civilization worthy of the name or Dodge City depends upon the language that we choose.

    New Deal's legacy in danger of being ruined

    Wikipedia entry for Dodge City says:

    Named after nearby Fort Dodge, the city is famous in American culture for its history as a wild frontier town of the Old West
    Would the usage in the first quote be readily understood? I'm assuming the author uses "Dodge City" as representing "uncivilized" wild frontier. Would an American reader easily understand that?

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    Re: Dodge City

    When I hear Dodge City, I think of wild west, men having duels out in the street. A general sense of lawlessness.

    Whether the young folks today would get the reference, I can't say.

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    Re: Dodge City

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    When I hear Dodge City, I think of wild west, men having duels out in the street. A general sense of lawlessness.

    Whether the young folks today would get the reference, I can't say.
    What demographic are you in, roughly speaking? If you don't mind, of course.


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    Re: Dodge City

    I'm in my lower 40s.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...t%20of%20dodge

    Probably the most well-known reference to Dodge City.

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    Re: Dodge City

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I'm in my lower 40s.

    Urban Dictionary: get the hell out of dodge

    Probably the most well-known reference to Dodge City.
    Thank you.

    And a great phrase. I never would have thought to check the urbandictionary for this.

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    Re: Dodge City

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Thank you.

    And a great phrase. I never would have thought to check the urbandictionary for this.
    This is the only usage of ....dodge that I'm familiar with. It was used in a contemporary movie (Rounders) a few years back.

    Not a teacher.
    :)

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