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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
schmegeggy or schmegegge
1. A stupid person.
ETYMOLOGY:Formed on the pattern of other Yiddish words starting with schm-, for example, schmuck. Also see meshuga. First recorded use: 1964.
USAGE:"Dr. Eric Kandel*: I was a schmegeggy. To think that each one of these complex mental structures had a single locale and that I could find them in six months was absurd. I learned to be more realistic."
Claudia Kalb; Interview: Biology of the Mind; Newsweek (New York); Mar 27, 2006.
*2000 Nobel Prize in physiology / medicine
"What did you have to do with it? Your parents were Mormon. What kind of
schmegeggy is this?"
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet (1807-1882)