My father told me once that a dork was a guy who… nevermind. Oh, all right, who went around sniffing girls’ bicycle seats. Sounds silly, but I read a similar definition in a Kurt Vonnegut novel once. Seems that same book claimed that jerk was also considered vulgar slang, meaning one who masturbated (as in “jerk off”).
Oh well, meanings change and words either lose or gain power with time and usage. I remember reading, about 10 or 11 years ago, a preview in RollingStone magazine of the fall TV season in which the critic seemed offended that “sucks” and “scumbag” had found their way into primetime. A RollingStone critic! Whatever :rolleyes:
Marge: Bart! Where did you learn that kind of language?
Homer (on the phone): That suck was the suckiest suck that ever sucked a suck!
Homer: I gotta go, my damn weiner kids are listening.