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Re: muzzies

From:Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>
Date:Thursday, September 27, 2001, 16:38
Dear Heather,
This sounds rather like "Mozzies" which as far as I know is Australian.
Maybe she was a big "neighbours" fan?
Mike Poxon
----- Original Message -----
From: "Heather Rice" <florarroz@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 3:26 AM
Subject: muzzies

> To anyone who knows anything about English dialects. > > I was at an ladies expat brunch one day, and we were > talking about weather and aircon and things of that > sort, and one lady (from England, somewhere near > London I believe, who had lived in Saudi Arabia for > some years) started talking about how the "muzzies" > get into the houses through the cracks in the windows. > Well, I didn't know what "muzzies" were, so I asked > and found out that they were mosquitoes. Now, I > thought it was interesting that the lady from Scotland > sitting beside me didn't know what "muzzies" were > either. Is this 1. An affectionate term for > mosquitoes that only English people in Saudi Arabia > use or 2. a term belonging to only a certain dialect > of England or 3. Just a word that this one lady > happened to know but we didn't? > > Where ever it came from, I kinda like the word. > > Heather > > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Get email alerts & NEW webcam video instant messaging with Yahoo!


Heather Rice <florarroz@...>
Tristan Alexander McLeay <zsau@...>