Friday, April 17, 2020

Murgatroyd

I discovered I did not spell this word or name correctly. I formerly spelled it murgatrode. The word became famous with Hanna Barbara's character Snagglepuss, a discriminating opera buff of the comic model. Snagglepuss would say, "Heavens to Murgatroyd" which is a variant to "Heavens to Betsy".




Murgatroyd is also a woman's name that was derived from a surname. It is related to name Margaret. I think naming your daughter Murgatroyd is up there with the poem by Shel Silverstein of "A boy named Sue" which was made famous by Johnny Cash.

2 comments:

  1. A girl named Murgatroyd? Heavens to Betsy.

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  2. I don't think you would ever find a coffee cup in a gift shop with the name Murgatroyd on it.

    Betty

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