Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Vocab Lessons - Nebbish

I had never heard this *word of the day* before it hit my inbox from dictionary.com.

But I have heard the term *nebsh*t* many times!

The latter just HAS TO BE a bastardization of the former, no?

The Urban Dictionary doesn't say much - though it links my version of the epithet to the Pittsburgh area. Interesting.

I'll bet there are far more PEJORATIVE terms in our language than, well, flattering ones.

And that presumption is handy for justifying the massive disproportion in my lexicon.

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