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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Thing To Do Today: cootch.

What a lovely day for a good cootch. Or even a cwtch, if you're feeling particularly Welsh.

It means to cuddle up, or to be cuddled, or to clasp something to you.

Come to think about it, every day is a good day for a cootch, but if you're really not in the mood then cootch also means to hide. 

The cleverest thing might be to do both sorts of cootch at the same time, because secret cuddles are often the best of all.

Thing To Do Today: cootch. This word comes from the French word couche, meaning a bed or a lair, which is in turn from the Latin word collocāre, which means to arrange.
There's probably a bit of the Welsh word cwt, which means hut, in there somewhere, too.

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