A newly popular word

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 8 22:50:16 UTC 2004

--On Wednesday, December 8, 2004 4:38 PM -0600 Rebecca Larche Moreton
<mlrlm at OLEMISS.EDU> wrote:

> Can anyone tell me what "wing-nut" means in articles on recent politics,
> and something about its use in whatever its meaning is there? Thanks in
> advance.

In the internal newsgroups for my ISP, there's a lot of political
discussion. The term "wing-nut" is most often used by one of the most
vociferous left-ish posters in reference to right-wing extremists.

Alice Faber
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