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What is "notary sojak?" I used to see it in popey cartoons.
Joe Aksamit
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I thought it was me. I have wondered about this cartoon myself lately.

If anyone can explain this to me please do. What does it mean or stand for?

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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It's basically just a nonsense phrase from an old comic strip called "Smokey Stover," about a nutty fireman. I've heard that it means "Merry Christmas" in Gaelic, but I'm not sure if someone wasn't just pulling my leg.

Smokey had a fire engine called the "Foomobile".


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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
It's basically just a nonsense phrase from an old comic strip called "Smokey Stover," about a nutty fireman. I've heard that it means "Merry Christmas" in Gaelic, but I'm not sure if someone wasn't just pulling my leg.

Smokey had a fire engine called the "Foomobile".


Merry Christmas in Irish Gaelic: "Nollaig Shona" (NO-Lihg HO-nuh) The more usual phase is, "Nollaig Shona Duit" (NO-Lihg HO-nuh ghwich), "Have a Merry Christmas."

Check out the tail end of this thread.
 
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