Joe_Pickett at HMCO.COM
Wed Aug 16 12:23:21 UTC 2000
Arnold Zwicky wrote
<< i continue to be
acronymically a GUPPIE, but i'm long past the years when i
could be described as a letter-substitutive GUPPIE.>>
Maybe you're a muppie, which according to AHD3 is
A middle-aged or mature professional person, especially one considered to be
affluent, ambitious, and trendy.
We actually deleted this term from AHD4. It is one of a small number of
vocabulary deletes we made.
Another is beach burner, what is now called a personal watercraft.
You aren't likely to see many muppies riding beach burners these days, or if you
do you'd call them something else.
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