I am taking part in the Slice of Life Story Challenge with Two Writing Teachers. For this challenge I will be attempting to write a “Slice of Life” post each day in the month of March and each Tuesday after that.
I have schmutz on my shirt. I often have schmutz on my shirt, on my pants, on my face. I am, what you might call schmutzy–which I didn’t think was a word and am extremely happy to learn is, indeed, a word.
[shmoot-see] Show IPA
adjective, schmutz·i·er, schmutz·i·est.
Slang. dirty; grimy.
Also, schmutz·ig [shmoot-sik, -sig] Show IPA .
1965–70; schmutz + -y1 , as translation of Yiddish shmutsik or German schmutz
Even better, there is a book called The Schmutzy Family by Madelyn Rosenberg that I simply must read.
And a dish called “Schmutzy Fries” that I am fairly certain I will love and with which I will get appropriately messy.
What a happy day it is to find a word exists that should exist, a book that supports its existence, and a food item that celebrates it. I consider this day a roaring success.
3 thoughts on “[SOLSC] Schmutz”
Oh…I totally love that word and your pictures. I get that way when I eat…always !
Schmutz is even more than grimy….ANYone can get grimy but it takes a truly dedicated professional to become schmutzy.Does it run in your family?
It does. My mom and I have bleach spots on all of our sweat pants… we're even schmutzy when we clean!