"nerd" etymythology

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 19 02:47:07 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 2:31 PM, Ben Zimmer
<bgzimmer at babel.ling.upenn.edu> wrote:
> "fat"

In print in 1951?! That's fat, Jack!

Take it back one more year and give it the pswaydo-etymological spelling,



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