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Uncle Dupey

Uncle Dupey
 n.— «Many newcomers to Delaware work for what’s now the state’s main source of employment, credit card banks. Old-school Delawareans are more likely to have roots in the chemical industry, long dominated by the DuPont Co. Those who inhabited the executive suites often spent significant amounts of time in plants all over the country (nowadays, all over the world). Those who toiled in the factories can usually be identified when they tell you they used to work for “DuPont’s,” as if it were a family enterprise, or “Uncle Dupey.”» —“A dozen ways to identify the natives” by Al Mascitti News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware) Aug. 22, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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