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7 Degrees of Linguistic Dorkitude

April 25, 2005

I found out this weekend, that I am two degrees of separation from the man responsible for putting “booger” in the OED. It wasn’t in there until the early 90s. God bless the man who discovered that oversight.
This discovery led to a discussion with my sister over what actually constitutes a booger (instead of any of the other mucusy terms). She tries to resist linguistics, but often cannot resist its siren call. I could use a good sidekick… maybe Semantics Girl?

I am also apparently two degrees of separation from Dr Pepperburg, Alex, and Griffin.

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