Date: Sat, 5 Feb 1994 21:49:02 CST
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.BITNET
Subject: Sluff & Nimrod
Jan Brunvand at U of Utah (Salt Lake City) tells me that his students are
currently using 'nimrod' as a synonym for nerd, wuss, dork, etc. They
didn't know the word has biblical connections or might have other meanings.
I'm not particularly collecting data on this item, but others might be (e.g.,
Connie Eble) and would want to know of its use elsewhere.
Jan also tells me that in the public schools kids "sluff" school -- none of
that hooky stuff. And the school bulletins use this term in discussing
school policy. Known elsewhere? Widespread? (I don't keep
up with the modern world and don't know these modren terms.)
Brunvand is the urban legend specialist. Choking Doberman etc. DMLance