Friday, November 14, 2008

Meet Chutzpah & Moxie

I could introduce Chutzpah & Moxie as my girlfriends, but 2 close friends with such unusual names sounds suspicious.

In the last city I lived in, I shared my name (first and last!) with a local news anchor, so obviously there was some confusion between us. I regularly got her mail and phone calls so occasionally we met to exchange messages. After our first meeting, she said “What you have that I don’t have is “chutzpah.” I was unfamiliar with the word but discovered that it is a yiddish word for “nerve or gall”. It was one of those remarks that I wasn't sure was a compliment.

I've since become acquainted with Moxie, who is probably closely related to Chutzpah, but with a prettier name. Webster’s dictionary defines moxie as “energy, pep, courage and determination.” Moxie was a trademark of a soft drink made in 1930. A current magazine called MoXie is described as “for gutsy women who are living boldly, pursuing adventures, taking risks, and putting together lives that work.” I can own that definition. ; )

Now that you are dressed with fun vocabulary words for Friday, I’ll send you over to an awesome give-away at Betty Beguiles' Blog on Marriage, Moxie and Modesty. You can register to win a $25 gift card to Sephora HERE.

Happy Friday, Fearless Friends!


Edie said...

I love those definitions! I am trying to be more of a Moxie these days.

Greg C said...

Thanks for the giveaway tip. You really do have moxie. :)

Chatty Kelly said...

I think I have a certain moxie, and I am loquacious! Look it up if you don't know what it means!

Merrie said...

I always wanted to know that! I have heard of those to "friends" all my life and no one could give me an explanation ... Thanks... Yes, I'd agree.. YOU have Moxie!