Posted by Smokey Stover on February 28, 2007
In Reply to: Mosh kosh? posted by seymour on February 28, 2007
: mosh kosh? Seems to mean the same as riki tik. Just heard it tonight for the first tie on The Unit
Well, you picked up on it fast. It does mean pronto, immediately, stat, soonest. And it does approximate riki-tik in meaning, although one site says that properly it should be "mo riki-tik," and is of oriental origin, meaning quickly, right away. The sound of it has attracted several people who put it to other uses, such as the name of a restaurant in Brighton. To me it inevitably suggests Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the name of a valiant mongoose in a short story from Kipling's Jungle Book . Sometimes the little critter is called Riki-Tiki-Tavi.