----- Original Message -----From: Richard ZvonarSent: 12/17/2004 11:03:27 AMSubject: Re:At 11:48 AM +0100 12/17/04, Andreas Willers wrote:Don't 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? :-)AndreasThat 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").Alles klar?
Richard Zvonar, PhD