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hernesheir commented on the word tom noddy
(n): a very foolish or half-witted person, perhaps named after the fearless if not unsuspecting marine birds called "noddies" that are so abjectly tame so that anyone could approach and despatch with ease.
January 20, 2009
reesetee commented on the word tom noddy
I wouldn't say they're "tame" per se--just unwary and unmindful of humans.
Incidentally, the genus for this species, Anous, is Greek for "unmindful." :-)
chained_bear commented on the word tom noddy
I object to "abjectly."
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