Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Aug 11 15:13:08 UTC 2009

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Will start manufacturing and using more of these, e.g.:
> *nutters
> *goofers
> *wackers
> *twisters
> *sickers
> *Rushers (involving Limbaugh)
> *geekers
> *sloppers
> *Lindsers (like Lohan)
> Suddenly I'm bored, but you see the possibilities.

As far as personal nicknames go, the only U.S. example I can recall hearing is
"Craiggers" for TV host Craig Kilborn (formerly of SportsCenter, The Daily
Show, and The Late Late Show). But I think he only used that for ironic

--Ben Zimmer

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