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Re: <Kein Betreff>
Title: Re: <Kein Betreff>
At 11:48 AM +0100 12/17/04, Andreas Willers wrote:
send your unsubscribe message to the list, or people will make fun of
you and you will feel like a dork.
tell an old European, what's a dork? :-)
That was a direct quote from the Looper's Delight Web site, so
Kim may want to weigh in with his own nuanced definition of
"dork," but here's mine:
A dork is an individual of less-than-optimal competence, one who
simply can't "get it together." To me, at least, it is a
similar term to the Yiddish "putz" (a fool; an idiot) or
possibly "schlemiel" (a habitual bungler; a dolt).
"Putz" carries the secondary (vulgar) meaning of "a
penis" and this serves to underscore the etymological origins of
"dork" (cf. "dork nozzle").
Richard Zvonar, PhD