n.— «Casting aspersions on all the “nurdle” explanations that have gone before, E.R. McSwine explains, with an air of authority, that the word came from “nodule,” which was part of the original phrase, “Styrofoam packing nodules.”» —“Compliments to One and All” by Leah Garchik San Francisco Chronicle (California) Oct. 9, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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