Blend of individual
. In 1995, Dilbert
cartoonist Scott Adams asked readers of the Dilbert Newsletter
to come up with a "good derogatory nickname for non-DNRC [Dogbert's New Ruling Class, the official Dilbert
fanclub] people" that "should sound harmless and endearing but have a clever double meaning", ultimately selecting "induhvidual" (submitted by "Heather of Beantown") as the winning entry. Issues of the newsletter since then have included a section called "True Tales of Induhviduals" featuring reader-contributed stories about people doing foolish things.