Towse self at TOWSE.COM
Mon Apr 8 19:20:02 UTC 2002

Anne Curzan wrote:
> Does anyone know anything about the word "ootsie" and what it means? Tim
> Eyman, the sponsor of several tax-cutting initiatives out here in
> Seattle, is under investigation for apparent violations of
> campaign-finance laws. In an email that was recently quoted in the
> papers out here, Eyman writes:
> "I get ootsie even typing in the number but given the fundraising
> trajectory and the potential, it's the salary I want to try for."
> I just had a reporter call me asking what it might mean. Can anyone help
> here?

"ootsie" in this context probably means "gooey inside."

"ootsie" is the inside of a Tootsie Roll.

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