[Ads-l] weirdo

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 22 16:42:10 EST 2021


Thanks, Bill. It evidently took a long time to get lexicalized.

Now I'm wondering if the Weirdo family has changed their name.

I mean, gee....

JL

On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 4:38 PM MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY DEVCOM
AVMC (USA) <0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:

>
>
> >  It's probably not too weird to find a "Weirdo the Magician" operating in
> >  Sydney in 1942:
>
> >  1942 _Sydney Morning Herald_ (Oct. 17) 1: WEIRDO THE MAGICIAN The
> Kiddies'
> >  Favourite.
>
>
> There was a magician under the name of Weirdo performing in Chicago in
> 1926, and a card trick called "Weirdo!" was marketed in 1919.
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