Talk:policy wonk

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wonk[edit]

Is there a term "wonk" independent of policy wonk? 71.66.97.228 17:08, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes. 71.66.97.228 17:09, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

1992?[edit]

Did this term first appear in 1992? Can we trace who first came up with or used the term? 71.66.97.228 17:08, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

I've added a 1988 cite. The fact that the term is in quotation marks in this usage suggests that it was a relatively new term when used then. bd2412 T 03:07, 1 September 2012 (UTC)