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Post by botolph » Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:11 am

I'd like to post a bunch of phrases and words that my father uses to try to find their origins. My father was born in the 20's in Cambridge, Mass. The most frequent occurances of these phrases seem to come from fellow Cantabs.

This is the most elusive of the things my father says. I've approximated the spelling based on how it sounds. Miz-a-bliz is something you say when you want a secret kept.
"Hey miz-a-bliz dad, alright? I don't want him to know."
"...and then he said- oh miz-a-bliz, here comes Butch."
"Don't give me that who struck John! You were miz-a-blizzing when I came in."

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