Friday, November 16, 2012

From Seuss to nördar

In Sweden, not exactly revenge, but they're looking for a little R E S P E C T;
Self-dubbed nerds are disappointed with the 'outdated' definition in the Svenska Akademiens Ordlista (SAOL) - the Swedish Academy's official dictionary.
The current meaning in SAOL states that a nerd is a 'simple-minded and laughable person'.
What would any self-respecting Dr. Seuss character--the first use of the word dates to Theodor Seuss Geisel's If I Ran the Zoo in 1950--do, but start a petition;
Since the petition launched, SAOL has said that they will consider changing the definition - which has been present in the dictionary since 2005.
Don't mess with these guys!

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