Posted by Kate on June 25, 1999 at 12:43:05:
In Reply to: Re: O.K. MISS KATE- - Now how 'bout letting me in on it? posted by MMMMarcia on June 24, 1999 at 22:40:28:
: Ann wrote:
: : O.K. Miss Kate, Now how 'bout you let me in on this. Have I missed something on Day 1 (Gathering) when Mama Marcia was doin' all her explaining of this board?
: : What is "Numpty" ? And....sorry, but never heard of Doofus neither!
: Oh, Ann, you sheltered child, you! As an older, wiser Mama, I know some of these worldly terms that you aren't familiar with. A Doofus, my dear, is...ummmm....ah...how shall I say this delicately...A JERK. A BOZO. A NERD. But now, a NUMPTY doofus...well that's a whole 'nuther animal. ( I WAS going to say that Miss Katie was too ladylike to tell you that a Numpty Doofus is a Doofus of Ill Repute, but as innocent as you are, you might believe me!) What would the nearest American slang be, Kate...dummy? Something on that order, Ann. That's all. And I never heard the word before last night, either, so don't feel bad. (Numpty, not Doofus. Doofus I've known forever! And BEEN forever!)
: Clear it up any?
Would *I*, a lady of gentile, European cultured breeding, use language which could mistakenly be taken for common, ill bred slang, and which would mean 'someone of ill repute'?!! And, anyway, what would *I* know of ill-repute!! I am a *professional* person!! My 'business' is 'bedding'!! And darned good I am at my business!!!
Well, ...I guess the closest definition of a 'numpty' would be a 'wazzick', in English - an 'eejit' in good ole Scots dialect!
Clear it up any?
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