Definitions

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  • proper n. A fast-paced multiplayer card game involving multiple decks of playing cards.

Etymologies

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Perhaps from nerts ("nuts!", "crazy")

Examples

  • The name of the rental company that we had reserved a car with was—let’s call it Nertz.

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  • Liddy, arms folded, eyes narrowed, glowered behind Bored Lady like rent-a-car muscle as she politely explained to Erik the three-page policy that Erik became convinced Nertz had developed expressly to deal with him.

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  • So with the mysteriously expanding staff of the Atlanta airport Nertz Liddy and Bored had by now been joined by a David Spade look-alike and a guy shaped like a side of beef, Jessica followed all the rules: first she sweetly asked to speak to a manager.

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  • While we waited for Bored Lady to return, we called the credit card company on our cell phone—but apparently, someone at good old Nertz had unsuccessfully tried to run our card, twice, minutes before the credit increase was about to register.

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  • We waited in line at Nertz for another twenty minutes while the bored lady disappeared into the Krispy Kreme Room, a little break area somewhere behind a mirrored wall: a netherworld where time moved slow as grits and customers got ignored, overlooked, and forgotten.

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  • It plays quite similar to Speed or Nertz, only using letters instead of numbers.

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  • We still had enough to rent the car—we’d made sure of that—but apparently Nertz required $500 available credit as a deposit, and it looked as if this was definitely not going to happen.

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  • Nertz, maybe next time you should offer us a doughnut while we’re waiting: since then, in working on the play, we’ve spent literally thousands of dollars on rental cars—and none of it’s gone to you.

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  • Turned out all but one shared Nertz’s policy; we were faithful Alamo customers the rest of our time on the road.

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  • Nertz’s demand that we pay for the car and the deposit on a credit card was unfair to people without a lot of money, who could pay for the rental but just didn’t have a gold card.

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