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Re: <Kein Betreff>
Title: Re: <Kein Betreff>
At 10:44 AM -0500 12/18/04, David Kirkdorffer wrote:
'Round these parts,
I've learned a particularly quaint New England insult:
this: "Geeze, don't be such a
That seems to be a new one since my day (1963-74).
Of course I moved through the relatively rarefied atmosphere of
MIT during much of that time. The worst you might call someone was a
"douche-bag." If you wanted to be specific in verbally
abusing someone of overly studious nature who had rudimentary social
skills (what we now call a "nerd") the preferred term was
"meat" (if you were a fraternity dweller) or a "feeb"
(if you were a dormitory dweller (and therefore probably a meat
Richard Zvonar, PhD