[Ads-l] [Non-DoD Source] Re: weirdo

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 23 12:19:24 EST 2021


Nah, Heywood wasn't one of them. Nor was Willy Geddit or Betty Woont or
Maude Fitzgerald and Gerald FitzMaude.

JL

On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 4:59 PM MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY DEVCOM
AVMC (USA) <0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:

> I check Ancestry.com.  Not many people with the surname "Weirdo".
>
> I found one high school yearbook with the name "Ima Weirdo", and another a
> group picture and the caption labels a student "A. Weirdo".  I'm not 100%
> confident in these. .. .
>
> Four high school yearbooks had students apparently named "Joe Momma", and
> over 30 for "Joe Mama".  Nothing found for "Angie Daddy."
>
> In 1988, "Heywood Jablome" lived about a mile off campus in Knoxville.
> One of your students, maybe?
>
> (and, of no relevance at all, when my high school took a group picture of
> my German class, they took the shot and then we passed around a steno pad
> and signed our names for the caption.  Someone signed "Pat Maweenie", and
> it made it through editing and production.  Later, fingers were pointed at
> me, suspiciously, but there was no proof . . . )
> ----
>
> 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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