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Subject: Le sigh.....
Date Posted: 7/3/2010 3:57 PM ET
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1202, John Plantagenet "I'll make an example of him the rest of my Norman numskulls won't forget."

num·skull? ?/?n?m?sk?l/ Show Spelled[nuhm-skuhl] Show IPA ?noun a dull-witted or stupid person; dolt. Use numskull in a Sentence See images of numskull Search numskull on the Web Also, numbskull. Origin: 1710?20; num(b) + skull

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Date Posted: 7/3/2010 4:36 PM ET
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Earliest use looks to be 1697. Per the Oxford: "1697 M. PIX Innocent Mistress IV. iii. 33 You take me for a numpscull."

So, which numskull, er, author, are we talking about? devil

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 5:16 PM ET
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A brand new one. It started off pretty nicely but it's starting to fall apart at the seams while she keeps throwing in everything but the kitchen sink angry

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