Sunday, May 25, 2008

Detroit: The birthplace of "nerd"

In an otherwise uninteresting column in The New York Times, David Brooks makes a startling revelation -- the word "nerd" first gained circulation in Detroit! Dr. Seuss is credited with coining the word in 1950 in If I Ran the Circus, but Newsweek first noted its use in everyday speech in our own beloved city.

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