On fetzels  

rm_fusian25 37M
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9/25/2005 7:16 pm

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On fetzels

I was at a party a few months ago, and I made a remark about how fetzels annoyed me. Nobody knew what the heck I was talking about. These are the confetti sized things that lay around on your carpet when you haven't vaccuumed recently. Socks are a particular offender. Some fetzels always fall on the floor when I take my socks off.

Anyway, I traced the lineage of this word, not surprisingly, to my German grandma.

My Dad once has this same communications conundrum when talking to a co-worker of Polish descent. It turns out he knew them as "schnibbles". And my mom, of english and irish heritage, knows them as "scraps."

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