How to spell psychology

January 1948: Man responds to spelling challenge by firing shotgun.

If it were in a movie, he'd have said something like: "You wanna know how to spell psychology? Let me tell you how to spell psychology."

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Jan 5, 1948

Taunt Over Spelling of Psychology Leads To Shotgun Slaying
New Brunswick, N.J. Jan. 5 (U.P.) — Julius Nuby, 55, was held today on a murder charge for allegedly killing a friend who taunted him about the spelling of "psychology."
Police said Nuby wounded Archie Fuller, 75, with a shotgun. Fuller died later in Middlesex Hospital.
The men had been friends for years. Saturday night they bought 12 bottles of beer and began drinking. An argument developed about psychology, police said.
"You don't even know how to spell psychology," Fuller jeered.
Police quoted Nuby as saying, "I'll show you," and then fired the shotgun.
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Mar 06, 2016
     Category: 1940s

And I always wondered why gun laws were some of the most restrictive in NJ. It's like CA east.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/06/16 at 08:32 AM
I understand the situation... Having survived the war they lost the their last shred of sanity when they were forced to live in NJ.

.... or ...

Each had been recruited by rival mob families and, unbeknown to each other, were both given orders to rub out the other. Julius the Squeeze fulfilled his obligation.

... or ...

It was already beer:30 and .....
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/06/16 at 09:34 AM
Guns don´t kill people, people WITH guns kill people
Posted by F.U.D. on 03/06/16 at 11:17 AM
A six-pack apiece? Lightweights.
Posted by Anastasia Beaverhausen on 03/06/16 at 11:34 AM
Oddly enough, Julius had painstakingly etched the correctly-spelled word PSYCHOLOGY on each of the bullets in his armory, just in case something like this came up. Unfortunately, the quickest way to see the bullets' message is to expel them quickly out through the barrel.
Posted by Greg on 03/06/16 at 11:40 AM
Posted by Phideaux on 03/06/16 at 01:39 PM
@ Phideaux, rotflmao!! :lol:
It may have gone something like this:
I do so know how to spell it, p s i..., s y c..., F U C K Y O U BOOM!!!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/06/16 at 07:46 PM
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