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Re: <Kein Betreff>

"Putz" carries the secondary (vulgar) meaning of "a penis"
Hey, Richard, are you perhaps thinking of the word "schmuck" (literal translation "jewel")?
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Zvonar
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Sent: 12/17/2004 11:03:27 AM
Subject: 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.

Hey Richard,

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").

Alles klar?

Richard Zvonar, PhD      
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