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Re: Mufti

Posted by R. Berg on July 11, 2003

In Reply to: Mufti (Mufty - spelling?) Day posted by Lotg on July 11, 2003

: When I was but a young thing starting my working career, a 'new fad' came in called casual days. They were Fridays and you could come to work in your jeans, etc.

: Then the name changed somewhere along the line to Mufti (and as you can see I really don't know how to spell that) Day and we had to pay $1 for the privilege.

: I dislike the term intensely (not cos I had to pay $1 - I think that went to either charity or our co. social club, which is OK), but because I think it was yet another Americanism that crept into our language. Nothing personal to all you Americans out there, but hey, we're not American, and TV has a lot to answer for in that it seems to be evolving our own language into yours in a rather hurried way. And I guess I'm just a boring old 'you know what', cos I kinda like the way we spoke when I grew up. (Says she using the term 'kinda' - ah, there seems to be no escape!)

: Anyway, is 'Mufti' an American term, and is it an acronym, or an actual word, and where did it come from and when.

: (Many qvestions ya!!!!)

You can use "mufti" with a clear conscience. It's Arabic. See link: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=mufti&r=67