Re: The word 'Smouse' for a Jewish peddler #southafrica


Roy Ogus <r_ogus@...>
 

Hi, Harold,

I don't remember that the word was derogatory, and you are correct that smouse
is the plural of smous. For more details, see:

https://dsae.co.za/entry/smous/e06649

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com

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Subject: Re: The word 'Smouse' for a Jewish peddler
From: Harold Luntz <haroldluntz@...>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2019 20:47:38 +0000


Although I am unable to answer the thrust of the question whether the word
smouse is derogatory, my distant memory of Afrikaans tells me that smouse
is the plural of the singular word smous.

Harold Luntz

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