the electronic nudnik
is sheltered by anonymity, his acts amplified by an almost inconceivable multiplication and instantaneousness of transmission.
I was so relieved that he wasn't going to send me to the poorhouse or to jail that I gave him a good deal more time than I ordinarily would have to party nudniks
stood for "Sprachgefuhl Necessitates Our Ongoing Tendance" or "Syntax Nudniks
of Our Time" depended on whether or not you were one.
On the other hand, we've had to deal with an increasing number of nudniks
whose requests were so completely ill-conceived that one has to marvel at their chutzpah.
The denizens of Linda Manor are an astoundingly cheerful bunch, these self-described nudniks
who revel in all the sitting around, which they call "stupidvising"; who celebrate New Year's Eve in the middle of the afternoon because that is when they're all awake; who put on plays for one another and make greeting cards for the soldiers in the Persian Gulf War.
Of course, there were also powerful - and powerfully repressed - nudniks
like the lawmaker Anthony Comstock, who trampled all over people's civil freedoms: He suppressed ``The Wedding Night,'' an early sex manual for couples explaining how to inspire ``a vague (emphasis mine) desire for the intertwining of lower limbs,'' and battled Margaret Sanger, the patron saint of sexual freedom, over the dissemination of information about birth control.