Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Question of the Week

The word "nerd" is a fairly recent addition to the English language and is now quite common in everyday speech.

When and where was the first recorded usage of the word?

(Hint:  Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday...)

Answer:  Dr. Seuss holds the honor of first printed usage of the word "nerd."  It appeared in the book If I Ran the Zoo, written in 1950.

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