1961 article on teen slang (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Fri Sep 14 16:37:59 UTC 2007

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> "Grody" and "murgatroid" are interesting additions to the
> list of synonyms for "square, n." I've only seen "grody" as
> an adjective (OED/HDAS 1965), and then with more of a "gross"
> than "square" sense.
> "Murgatroid/Murgatroyd" I suppose is just a funny-sounding
> name like "Poindexter". Cassell's Dictionary of Catchphrases
> notes that Bing Crosby says "Very good, Murgatroyd" to Bob
> Hope in Road to Bali (1952), long predating Snagglepuss of
> "Heavens to Murgatroyd" fame.

Your original post of the article had "murgatoid" -- was that a typo?
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