"Celebrinerd"

2006
Sep
20

I just thought I’d make my own celebrinerd contribution to celebrinerd Ken Jennings’ very celebrinerdy * campaign to popularize the term Celebrinerd. Of course, if I’m involved in trying to create a celebrinerd meme, you know it’s going to fail. Look at just some of my other failed attempts at linguistic popularizing.

Of course, it helps that during my long-ago days as a college-age radio sidekick to a morning DJ with very little college-age audience, I was a bit of a celebrinerd myself. Well, at least I was rather celebrinerdy *. Come on, who else do you know who was immortalized on a t-shirt like this:

And to top it all off, all proceeds for the very limited edition shirt (50 of varying sizes) went to the Leukemia Socity as part of a station-sponsored radiothon. And nothing has ever been more disappointing to me than the fact that the $500 raised was NOT enough to cure leukemia. Celebrinerd.

One more thing: if “celebrinerd” looks different than it should be pronounced (se-LEB-ri-nerd), it’s probably because if you lose the ending “d” it becomes “celebriner” (se-le-BRIE-ner) which sounds like something Alton Brown does to a turkey. But then, A.B. is probably the only person who’s both a Celebrinerd AND a Celebriner.

*OOOOOH! Adjective form, how ahead-the-curve/outside-the-box/pushing-the-envelope is THAT! And as of the posting of this blog, ZERO Google results. Celebrinerdy. Of course, “celebriner” also gets ZERO Google results.

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