Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. This results in the victim struggling to breathe, and also makes it very difficult to undo the knot as it has become so small (hence the word "peanut"). If they disapproved of the performance, they would throw the peanuts. Howdy Doody, a show that started in the 1940's (not 50's), the children in the crowd were considered the "Peanut Gallery." According to Merriam-Webster, the word has two different meanings: a native or inhabitant of ancient Philistia a person who is guided by materialism and is usually disdainful of intellectual or artistic values Jim:"I'm just reading one of the classic, Greatest comic strip ever, drawn by Charles M. Schultz. Anyone know how calling someone "peanut butter"... could be considered an insult? Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Some kids were calling some other kid that today and it really bothered him. Debuts in its first publication on October 2, 1950 and remains popular until Schultz death on February 12, 2000. Movies have been made out of the strips, and two were instant classics. The strip had been going for over 50 years, and remains popular in newspapers, greeting cards, and other products. To grab the length of a person's tie, yank it down, and push the knot up as far as you can. I call women i think are stupid peanut, its like a safe insult, when i say "hey peanut" i really mean "hey moron" But thats my use of the term, might not be his. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. The term originated back in the theatre, where the cheapest seats were those way at the bottom floor and where people purchased peanuts because they were the cheapest snack. "A Charlie. Calling someone a philistine makes you a pompous jerk, but is it racist? A stupid person; it refers to the lack of, 1. Any idea what that might mean? Any child growing up after the 1950's should know what Peanuts is. Ignore mog shes a peanut. Done mostly by school kids as a prank on each other. Printer Friendly | Permalink | | Top: grace0418 (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore: Wed Mar-07-07 11:29 PM Response to Original message: 1.