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    lukre is offline Member
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    Default wingnut - nickname

    What type of person would get a nickname Wingnut?
    (He is an Australian.)

    I've found that it could be a nickname for "a person with large sticky out ears", but it's not the case here. :-/

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    Default Re: wingnut - nickname

    Does it have to do with a sports team? or job that he does?

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    Default Re: wingnut - nickname

    He is a character in an Australian TV-series. He is a policeman and his fellow policemen call him that.
    It is never explained why. :-/

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    Default Re: wingnut - nickname

    Does anyone know?
    Could it be an eccentric person?

    Thank you!!
    Last edited by lukre; 03-Mar-2009 at 05:15.

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    Default Re: wingnut - nickname

    This is a wing-nut:

    http://uppitynegronetwork.files.word...t-wing-nut.jpg

    In slang, a wing-nut is a lunatic, a screwball, a crazy, a nut, a kook, a crackpot, a nut-case:

    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/L...46/lunatic.jpg

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    Charlie Bernstein is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: wingnut - nickname

    Quote Originally Posted by lukre View Post
    Does anyone knows?
    Could it be an eccentric person?

    Thank you!!
    PS - Yes.

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