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My Grandmother called me Stoddy Bush when i grew a beard, what does that mean?


StoddyBush
2 Oct 2013 #1
Growing up, my grandmother (a 1st gen Polish american) would often threaten us with the wraith of Stoddy Bush. She seemed to refer to him as a sort of Polish boogey man. When I got older and grew a beard, she always said i looked like Stoddy Bush. My question is who is this Stoddy Bush, and should i be offended that i looked like him. My grandma has since passed, and i can find no reference to any such name on the internet. I found a few references to Stoddy as a Americanization of the Polish word for "old". Was Stoddy just some old Polak with a big brada?
ShawnH 8 | 1,507
3 Oct 2013 #2
Stoddy - likely "stary" which if you roll your r's correctly sounds similar to "stoddy".

Not sure about the bush part... Mabey buzia (pronounced something like boo-zha)... face or mouth?
Zazulka 3 | 129
3 Oct 2013 #3
busz = the bush (area of thick vegetation in Africa or Australia)

Busz is a funny way of describing a thick untrimmed hair that grows without any maintenance. One can have busz on face, chest, back and in other areas :)

I don't know what stoddy is

We say: gęsty busz (gensty bush) - g in Grace = thick bush
(copy and paste gęsty busz into: ivona.com/us/ and choose Polish to hear it)

czarny bush = charny bush or any other hair colour - siwy =grey, rudy = red


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