Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 09:30:18 -0600 From: Samuel Jones Subject: Re: Schluppy TO: Rudy Troike So, think maybe on the noun SCHLOOMP (It's close in sound? A jettisoned bilabial continuant ?) = a sloppy incompetent. >From my ANGLISH/YINGLISH volume (Bluestein, Gene. University of Georgia Press, 1989). "To Dad, Benn was a schlump, an incompetent, his list of failings, his confused relations with women, made him on a charitable view a fun figure." (Saul Bellow, MORE DIE OF HEARTBREAK. 1987) >I encountered the term in the newspaper this morning, in the >phrase , as ones who would not be good enough for a womal >(among the words christened in the 10th Merriam Webster's Collegiate which >I have at hand. Any translations? > --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ____________________________________________________________________________ DR. SAMUEL M. JONES INTERNET: smjones1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Prof. of Music & Latin American Studies TELNET: samjones[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 5434 Humanities Building FAX: 608 + 262-8876 (UW) 455 North Park Street __________________________________________ University of Wisconsin-Madison TELEPHONES: 608 + 263-1900 (UW-Lv. message) Madison, WI 53706-1483 * 608 + 263-1924 * (UW-Office - * VOICE MAIL--Lv message) ____________________________________________________________________________ "Pen-y-Bryn" TELEPHONES: 608 + 233-2150 (Home) 122 Shepard Terrace 608 + 233-4748 (Home) Madison, WI 53705-3614 ____________________________________________________________________________