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A.Word.A.Day--Simple Simon

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Simple Simon (SIM-puhl SYM-uhn) noun

A simpleton.

[After Simple Simon, a character in a nursery rhyme.]

"Johnny is no Simple Simon either. `You don't expect me to enlist without knowing what it's about, do you?' he asks his sweetheart, Minny Belle ...." Dan Sullivan, Make Toys, Not War, Sings `Johnny', The Los Angeles Times, Jul 13, 1986.

This week's theme: eponyms.

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