Joe Twerp Column

I just read this column on the Classic column page. Is this the origin then of the noun twerp, used to degrade many a younger brother, or is it simply a rotten coincidence? Especialy since he played a stuttering clerk and was never more than a bit=part actor…


If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.

If you need a graphic solution, http:\ alk.to\Piglet

…And the link to the column is: Was there really an actor named Joe Twerp?

The fickle hand of legacy.

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s letters, he refers twice to a painter named Thomas Wade Earp as “the original twerp.”

The great – and almost totally forgotten – irony here is that after In Old Chicago, Twerp worked with director Anatol Litvak. Until Twerp made his name part of the lexicon, bothersome little brothers had been known as ‘litvaks.’