Wuss & others
fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 3 19:30:10 UTC 2000
On Thu, 3 Feb 2000, Anne Lambert wrote:
> And what's the origin of "nerd"
Dr. Seuss's _If I Ran the Zoo_ (1950) has a character called the Nerd, so
some have posited this as the source of the word. Merriam-Webster's
files, however, have a 1951 citation, I think from _Time_, that may not
have anything to do with Seuss.
Fred R. Shapiro Coeditor (with Jane Garry)
Associate Librarian for Public Services TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD
and Lecturer in Legal Research ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES
Yale Law School Oxford University Press, 1998
e-mail: fred.shapiro at yale.edu ISBN 0-19-509547-2
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