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Old 08-27-2004, 11:53 AM   #231
Fordim Hedgethistle
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Oh dear, my pale attempt at humour has gone awry. Allow me to once again post the OED entry, with one thing highlighted for added emphasis:

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A person held in contempt, esp. one ridiculed as studious, puny, or unfashionable; a fool. Cf. NERD n.; FARAMIR n.
It was supposed to be utterly hilarious. . .

My apologies to the Professor for my presumption, to Helen for appearing as though I were lecturing, and to all for the putting on of airs (makes me sound like I'm a bald Yorkshireman -- get it? "Putting on 'airs" like in a wig? Like I said, pale attempts at humour).
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