nut bar

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 12 05:59:24 UTC 2010

  I know I am occasionally surprised by quite ordinary things (I live a
sheltered life). So here's another opportunity for somebody to complain
about another vapid post. In an LATimes story on Sharron Angle:
> "She gave Reid the opportunity to define her as something of a nut
> bar," said Ted G. Jelen, a political science professor at the
> University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

I've heard several variations on "nut", but "nut bar has not been one of
them. But it does appear likely to be rather ordinary:
> Those familiar with the electrogravitics research of American
> physicist T. Townsend Brown will quickly say that he is a nut-bar.
> Q1.) Did you like working with Peta Wilson on La Femme Nikita?
> VON: YES. Peta is a nut bar. She has great dedication to the craft.
> Once she is able to harness all that passion she will be a good actor.
> Brucey plaigeized an article from a left-wing nut+bar rag...word for
> words...cut-and-paste..with no accredication.
> ...
> When I sourced the post and indicated that the ENTIRE post was
> plagiarized and gave the source, the IDIOT stated (paraphrased)
> "thanks for posting and therefore driving traffic to the nut+bar source".
> ...
> When I called the nut+bar out on his vapid drivel he immediately
> posted entirely vitriolic anti-Canadian tripe.
> ...
> In attempts to "Brucify" posters Brucey had posted under monikers
> "Oracle/Will/Diefenbaker/Attak (sic) and others, the only person he
> managed to influence was Twitless and now we have Bowie and Maz
> conversing with this heluim-weight nut+bar.
> ...
> Brucey is a nut+bar of MONUMENTAL proportions and everything he posts
> that is not totally illiterate is plaigerized.

The last source is Canadian and I love the use of "accreditation" in the
first line (one A-word is much like the other). But "nut bar" in the
comment about Peta Wilson (another Canadian) appears to mean something
else entirely. Is there a nut bar for nut bars?


The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list