susan mssmith at BOONE.NET
Tue Apr 9 19:49:16 UTC 2002

I was raised in a Jewish household where this word meant cranky, slightly
ill, under the weather. It's what my mother used to call us when we weren't
feeling well.
Susan Gilbert
----- Original Message -----
From: "Towse" <self at TOWSE.COM>
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 3:20 PM
Subject: Re: ootsie?

> 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.
> Sal
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