File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 73


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2008 13:50:57 +0000
Subject: [Puptcrit] Why are people so mean


Hi Mark at Puppet People

You may be interested in the definition of Nincompoop.

 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A nincompoop is an English term usually meant to describe a person  
that is silly, foolish, stupid, and/or useless.
The factual origins of the term are unknown, but some people speculate  
that it was coined by British playwright William Wycherley in 1676.[1]  
Other people believe the word stems from the Latin phrase 'non compos  
mentis', i.e. 'not of sound mind.'[2]
In 2007, a survey among 2000 Britons revealed that nincompoop was the  
nation's favourite word out of 16,500 entries in the Cambridge  
Dictionary.[3]

John Dudley
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