It's a Nativity scene, you putz!

Kim & Rima McKinzey rkmck at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Apr 3 23:29:30 UTC 2002

>Does anyone know whether the PA Dutch sense of "putz" is still in common
>use?  I grew up in Pennsylvania and I can't recall ever hearing it.


>1. _dial._ In Pennsylvanian Dutch homes, a representation of the
>Nativity scene traditionally placed under a Christmas tree.
>2. _slang._ [Yiddish.]
>   a. The penis.
>   b. A fool, a simpleton; an objectionable person.

And then there was the indoor miniature golf place in Logansport,
Indiana called "Mr. Putz"  I have no idea whether or not it's still
there, or whether anyone else ever laughed out loud at the name.


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