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#6891 - 11/25/00 11:31 PM Re: moxie, schmoxie  
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Zuftig? zoftig? Not sure of the spelling, but curious of the origin and true meaning. I was told once, long ago, that this was a yiddish word roughly corresponding to macho when referring to a women. I suspect it means something more flattering.



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#6892 - 11/26/00 01:00 AM Re: moxie, schmoxie  
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it's Yiddish, generally anglicized as zaftig; it means having a full-rounded figure, pleasingly plump.


#6893 - 12/16/00 04:25 AM Re: Hooverised  
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maverick muses: The SC on this site wants me to make it Hooverise

We have Hooverised on butter,
for milk we've only water.

Old Depression era song learned from the singing of Cisco Houston. To hooverise was to make do with a poor substitute. fr. Herbert Hoover, the gentleman lucky enough to be President of the USA during the time that the Depression began.

N.B. Ænigma wanted to make Hooverise [Hooverize]


#6894 - 12/16/00 08:06 PM Re: Hooverised  
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N.B. Ænigma wanted to make Hooverise [Hooverize]

Well, he was an American president . . .


#6895 - 12/17/00 10:50 AM Re: Hooverised  
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Jazz said: Well, he was an American president . . .

Funny thing, I would have thought that the dam named after him and the Hoover vacuum cleaner have probably had a greater impact on the USA ...

Speaking of which, we have a town in the South Island called Clinton. Some wag suggested that Riversdale, the next town to the east which is a small farming service centre, should be renamed "Lewinsky". I understand that the town's 20 inhabitants actually gave it some serious thought before deciding not to bite.



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#6896 - 12/17/00 01:17 PM Re: Hooverised  
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In reply to:

deciding not to bite


Which we must hope the rejected eponym also did.

Bingley



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#6897 - 12/18/00 12:10 PM Re: Hooverised  
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Jazz said: Well, he was an American president ...

Makes a good Trivia Night question: which American President sucked, and which one...


#6898 - 12/21/00 03:49 AM Re: Hooverised  
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Which we must hope the rejected eponym also did.

Zactly!



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#6899 - 12/21/00 10:01 AM Re: Moxie and spunk  
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Jackie (1):
I never knew Moxie was a drink, either. Frankly, I thought it was some kind of Hebrew word for spunk!

and (2):
Secondly--I have just discovered, thanks to a special friend, that the word spunk has a completely different
interpretation in England, of which I was entirely unaware.
So I don't feel the need to be embarrassed on account of that.


Too late! Too late! After reading that first one, boy did my impression of your chutzpah shoot up. My hair is still standing on end.

(I've never seen or tried Moxie and now will never be able to.)


#6900 - 12/22/00 03:26 AM Re: Moxie and spunk  
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(I've never seen or tried Moxie and now will never be able to.)

... which takes moxie to admit?



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