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From: "Daniel Reinhold" <>
Subject: Re: [PD-LIFE] PUTZ
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 16:42:30 -0400
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Helen, Putz is pronounced as - puts or put z. It is German an means an
ornament. It in PA Dutch refers to a nativity scene under the Christmas
tree. Now it is used as meaning any decorations under the Christmas tree
including train sets etc.

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From: "a" <>
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Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 4:48 PM
Subject: [PD-LIFE] PUTZ


> Another question ??
> How is "PUTZ" pronounced?
>
> U sound as in "He puts the book down" or "He putts the golf ball"
>
> As a side note: When I was researching this word on the internet every
> reference gave me a meaning that indicated a derogatory notation. Nothing
> on Christmas. That is why I thought I had the wrong spelling.
> Thanks for all the help.
> Helen
>
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