[Corpora-List] Numpties and bennies

John D. Burger john at mitre.org
Wed Dec 6 15:47:00 CET 2006


Diana Maynard wrote:


> Incidentally, there's no wikipedia entry for "numpty".


Nor should there be, arguably - Wikipedia is not a dictionary. There
is an entry in Wiktionary, though:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/numpty

By the way, I have heard "bennies" used as slang for "benefits",
especially in the phrase "friends with bennies", meaning casual sex
partners. The folks who named this credit card are apparently
unfamiliar with that usage:

https://www.mybenny.com/BennyCard/FAQ.htm

Or I could be misunderstanding what one can purchase with the card ...

- John D. Burger
MITRE





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