Friday, August 6, 2021

GET ME REWRITE: The Three Stooges lose 'ultimate knuckleheads' crown to New Jersey antivaxxers


Headline from NPR, 8/5/2021
Photo from Wikipedia
Fed up with a group of demonstrators protesting mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy lashed out on Wednesday during a public bill signing. 
"These folks back there have lost their minds — you've lost your minds," Murphy said, calling out to the protesters. "You are the ultimate knuckleheads, and because of what you are saying and standing for, people are losing their life. People are losing their life and you have to know that. Look in the mirror."

According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of 'knucklehead' occurred in 1942.

Other coinages from the same year include:

  • cheesed off
  • hyper
  • no-no
  • psycho
  • pushback
  • toe-to-toe
  • tunnel vision

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