Poindexter
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Where did the word "poindexter" originate? Tell me now.
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From 'The Atlantic Online' of March 2000:

"Poindexter, applied to students who are too smart to be popular, has been a schooltime favorite since the mid-1980s. It's got nothing to do with Rear Admiral John M. Poindexter, President Ronald Reagan's national-security adviser: Poindexter is both a brainy junior scientist in the Felix the Cat cartoon and a maladroit student in the film Revenge of the Nerds (1984)."

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