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dumb Dora

n. a stupid woman; a giddy woman. Who’s the dumb Dora with the blonde hair and long fingernails?
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dumb Dora

A dimwit female. The phrase was popularized by George Burns and Gracie Allen's vaudeville act in which Gracie played the hysterically illogical character that she later made famous under her own name during the pair's radio and television career. Chic Young, better known for his Blondie comic strip, illustrated a foolish flapper named Dumb Dora. The cartoon lasted under several other illustrators from 1924 till 1935, well before “dumb blonde” became all the rage.
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But while others such as campaign leader Emmeline Pankhurst remain household names, it looks as if Dora simply disappeared from history.
In addition to the daily live performances, visitors will have the opportunity to meet with Dora the Explorer and her friends up-close on September 8 - 17 in City Centre Qurum and September 13 -- 17 in City Centre Muscat, daily at 4pm, 5.
Treuliodd Dora Herbert Jones ei bywyd yn ceisio diogelu caneuon gwerin Gymreig," meddai Ffion.
Pandemonium broke out and the meeting was abandoned and Dora arrested.
Thank you Dora for all those years you were our crossing lady at Grangehurst Primary, going to school made it so much easier with your smile and comfort you use to give each morning.
Dora was born Dorothy Jane Beresford on September 21, 1915, in Ashington, Northumberland.
He was very charming," said Dora, who has four children, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Dora went to a school on Ayresome Street for six months after the move up north.
Lebanese children will join Dora and her friends as they embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island in search of the ultimate pirate party.
Mabel is a little more nervous but having seen the progress her sister has made we are sure that, given time, she will become as confident as Dora.
Like Dora, we explore using maps of our previous travels.
With an extensive background in customer service, government contracting, and IT consulting, Dora is focused on the client and ensuring all processes run smoothly for buyers and sellers.
Dora the Explorer five-piece Mini Ornaments ($16)--perfect for fans of the adventurous Dora the Explorer, this set of five mini ornaments includes Dora, Diego, Boots the Monkey, Swiper the Fox, and an Explorer Star.
CHILDREN'S favourite Dora the Explorer is coming to Scotland.