Friday, March 11, 2016

Wrong words

Dog Jack is visiting us for the long weekend. I just took him down for a wee. A lad in the lift when we returned asked what breed he is. I said he he is a bit of a mutzah. What I should have said was he was a bit of mongrel or a cross breed. The lad was only there for three floors. Where on earth did the word mutzah come from, that is from the tip of my tongue? A google search tells me nothing.

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  1. With reference to your previous post, perhaps it has Jewish origins?
    Sorry ~ bad Jewish joke.

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    1. Sound like it Carol. I don't even know how to spell it.

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  2. It does indeed sound Jewish. Isn't it infuriating when the tongue and the brain have a disconnect.
    I tend to think of those dogs as 'bitsers' as in a bit of everything, but may now call them mutzahs (mongrel bits of everything).

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    1. EC, bitsers does sound a little nicer than mongrel.

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  3. They're often referred to as Heinz 57 around here. I like mutzah better... therefore I'm stealing it, with full credit to you of course.

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    1. Cranky, we used to use that phrase but I haven't heard it for years.

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  4. It does sound Jewish, are you 100% sure of your ancestry? (*~*)

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    1. River, my stepfather had some Jewish blood, but I guess that doesn't affect me.

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  5. Oiy! I will inquire from aforementioned Jewish friends and get back to you on that Andrew :)

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    1. Grace, if not, I just invented a word.

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  6. Sometimes its nice to create ones own unique language, to confuse the masses.

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    1. Strayer, that has a fine history among children.

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