"nerd" etymythology

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 19 04:09:02 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 12:09 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> "Party-pooper"

Sung to the tune of Pretty Baby in the '50's of my youth:

Every party needs a pooper
That's why we've invited you!

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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