Re: boffins with lawnmowers

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 21:56:45 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:

> My use of `boffins' relates to Arthur C Clarke and his Interplanetary
> Society chums after WW II, so it's kinda hard to see why I should use a
> *non*-Brit term, but if you demmed colonials don't understand what it
> means, then I shall do so. Any suggestions for Yankoid contenders?

Wonk? Science wonk? I know of the term boffin from reading Clarke,
but it is seldom used here. Maybe Whiz, altho that is usually used
for computer types. Guru? spike

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