Extracto de una entrevista a Kurt Vonnegut aparecida en 1977 en la revista literaria The Paris Review:
Pregunta: What is a twerp in the strictest sense, in the original sense?
Vonnegut: It’s a person who inserts a set of false teeth between the cheeks of his ass.
P.: I see.
Vonnegut: I beg your pardon; between the cheeks of his or her ass. I’m always offending feminists that way.
P.: I don’t quite understand why someone would do that with false teeth.
Vonnegut: In order to bite the buttons off the backseats of taxicabs. That’s the only reason twerps do it. It’s all that turns them on.
P.: You went to Cornell University after Shortridge?
Vonnegut: I imagine.
P.: You imagine?