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Motje – South-African for an Elderly Muslim Woman

Yesterday, in Cape Town, South Africa I learnt a new word: Motje. This is an old Muslim woman and the word seems to be quite commonly used. However, they way the people pronounce it here is more like mushy. This then leads to the vulgar Austrian word Muschi.

I will not explain what this word means, as I am sure you can figure that out yourself. Just so much, it can be used for a woman, but is more often used for one specific part of her.

But imagine my surprise when I went out with very nice people, very well educated and generally the best manners, to this high-class restaurant and they call the elderly waitress that took very good care of us a Muschi, sorry, a Motje I mean.

Homework: Treat yourself! Go and have a nice dinner at a nice restaurant and most importantly: Do this with nice people whose company you enjoy!

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