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Mish and Mush.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:03 pm Reply with quote
pandaballs
 
Joined: 11 Jul 2006
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Location: London, UK


my first post, here goes...

while growing up in swansea - a small city in south west wales, the terms 'mish' and 'mush' were commonly used by the locals in greeting one another. i suppose it's the welsh equivalent to the english term 'mate' and according to urban dictionary, 'mush' does signify 'a good friend.'

the word 'mish' is harder to trace. i know 'mish-mish' is some sort of a west indian slang and swansea in the 18th century was a busy dock but i'm not convinced as the this city was and still is racially and culturally monotone.

in london, no-one uses 'mish' or 'mush.' do these terms exist in north america? or do some folks say something just as odd?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:06 am Reply with quote
iuchiban
 
Joined: 10 Jul 2006
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Location: Greeley, CO


I always found "sup" to be an odd greeting, it is a shortening of what's up of course, but around here everyone just says, "Sup." and gives you a little head nod.

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