[Ads-l] Antedating of "Scuzzy"

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 25 13:48:34 UTC 2017

PR: <<  "Scuzz it Pluzz", which seems unrelated (is it supposed to suggest
"sketch it please"? >>
WB:  Brings to mind <scuzz> 'it is because; it's 'cause':
     A: Why can't I use yer toothbrush?
     B:  'Scuzz I said so.
Cf. <zbozda> 'supposed to':  Yer not zbozda pick yer nose in public!
(I have heard these.)

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