File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 83


Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2008 12:28:29 -0500
To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Why are people so mean


Sounds like "nicampoop" fits Punch!  Smile......

Mary


On 11/8/08 8:50 AM, "John Dudley" <john.dudley-AT-telepuppets.com> wrote:

> 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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