A Interloper in alt.usage.english Theater

ok. There's fancyman, old hats, interloper, Nero fiddling, waffly, miasma, and the Gippers.

do you know their meanings, allusions, connotations, etymology? For my own good, i produced:

A Interloper in alt.usage.english Theater

Particularly interesting is the etymology of waffle. There doesn't seem to be a sure answer. Also, miasma is a good one to dig up. Nero fiddling to history. And the Gipper for American slang.

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