cwhelton at MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Mar 19 21:12:48 UTC 2002
Nipply probably refers to the effect chilly temperatures have on these
particular parts of the anatomy.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael" <michael at RFA.ORG>
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Subject: Re: Nipply
> as has already been brought up by others, almost every
> instance i've heard in which "nipply" used, the speaker
> intended to make a play on the word "nippy".
> i myself often use the possibly-more-complete "it's a
> tid-bit nipply out there"
> i seem to remember using it before the chevy chase movie
> though ...
> and by the way -- wasn't "griswold" the name of the family
> in the vacation movies ?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
> Of Bob Haas
> Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 3:44 PM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: Nipply
> The first time I heard it was by Chevy Chase's character < Clark
> < in NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION. That was in 1989 or 1990, I
> think. In the film, Clark suffers a slip of the tongue while talking to
> attractive, sweater-clad saleswoman in a department store.
> On 3/19/02 3:15 PM, "Steve Kl." <stevekl at PANIX.COM> wrote:
> > On Tue, 19 Mar 2002, Gareth Branwyn wrote:
> > Oh, god... who was the comic that came up with "nippliopia" - the
> > condition in which your nipples point in different directions (as the
> > result of bad plastic surgery, I think).
> > That's what this made me think of.
> > -- Steve
> Bob Haas
> Department of English
> High Point University
> "Wherever you go, there you are."
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