Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Fri Apr 12 21:47:25 UTC 2002

On Fri, 12 Apr 2002, Ed Keer wrote:

#My mother in-law (second generation Sicilian raised in
#Brooklyn) uses it to mean "crazy" or "senile". Usually
#she uses it to talk about when she becomes old and
#stunod, what we need to do (basically take care of her
#and don't put her in a home). When I lived in Philly
#about ten years ago, I heard it used to mean "stupid"
#or "crazy" without the sense of old age.

Ah ha! Thank you! -- But in the comic strip it's used nominally, since
it's pluralized: "Stunods!"

How's it pronounced?

-- Mark M.

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