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#142840 05/08/05 12:23 AM
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To clean. Where is the connection -- unless it is "Putzfrau," which is a bit derrogatory??


#142841 05/08/05 12:57 AM
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AHD says it's from Yiddish pots, penis. Maybe from Polish?


#142842 05/10/05 10:29 PM
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And I thought "Happy Days" was such a nice, clean-cut show!



#142843 05/13/05 12:02 PM
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Honi soit qui mal y pense.


#142844 05/13/05 04:56 PM
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What's a nice guy like you doing with a garter, dixbie?


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> with a garter

He's a once aknight man.


inselpeter #217100 06/15/14 11:03 AM
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Putz {noun}
plaster finery trappings furbelows


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Bazr #217110 06/15/14 03:12 PM
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Thread last used in '05 ! You sure have time on your hands.


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inselpeter #217113 06/15/14 09:28 PM
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No time like the present.

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Keine Zeit wie der heutigen.j

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English putz /'pʌʦ/ < Yiddish פאץ (pots) 'prick (both literal and figuratively)'.

German putzen /'pʊʦən/ 'to clean; buff' < early New High German butzen 'to adorn, emblazon, decorate' < butz 'booger; burned out, glowing end of a candle-wick'.


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