Saturday, January 31, 2015

Noted Wordsmith Dies

NEW YORK (AIP) - Famed linguistics expert and social icon Millard McQueen, whose creation of the word 'Duh' rocketed him to stardom passed away Thursday, after a brief but painful illness.

McQueen's creation of 'Duh' in 1979 was seen by critics as a more family friendly way of telling others how banal their less than insightful comments really are, replacing the then popular 'you're a dumbass'.

Two years later, in 1981, McQueen cemented his legacy by adding the prefix 'No' to the root word 'Duh', thereby expanding the flexibility of his literary creation.

McQueen was 81.

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