Doubt: what does nitzy mean?

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Neesy

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Hello, I'm from Brazil and for my final paper I'm working on Hearts in Atlantis first chapter.
Who can help me, what does the sentence that Bobby's mom say mean: "I SHOULD SAY NITZY"

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Hi there - I just read this (page 29 of the hardcover), near the bottom.

It's where Bobby tells his mother that Ted Brautigan asked him to call him "Ted".

His Mom replies:

"You won't - I should say nitzy! You don't know him from Adam".

My guess is that it means "I should say not!" - probably just local slang for saying no. Not sure where it came from but that is the gist of it.

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Thays

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Hi there - I just read this (page 29 of the hardcover), near the bottom.

It's where Bobby tells his mother that Ted Brautigan asked him to call him "Ted".

His Mom replies:

"You won't - I should say nitzy! You don't know him from Adam".

My guess is that it means "I should say not!" - probably just local slang for saying no. Not sure where it came from but that is the gist of it.

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Thanks!! It makes sense, yes, I didn't know it could mean that! Thank you
 

Doc Creed

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Hi there - I just read this (page 29 of the hardcover), near the bottom.

It's where Bobby tells his mother that Ted Brautigan asked him to call him "Ted".

His Mom replies:

"You won't - I should say nitzy! You don't know him from Adam".

My guess is that it means "I should say not!" - probably just local slang for saying no. Not sure where it came from but that is the gist of it.

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Hope this helps!
I agree with you, Neesy. Maybe it is somehow related to the word 'nix'? I don't know. As in, "my wife nixed our plans to go golfing because it was too hot." So, both are words that negate something. That's my interpretation.
 

Neesy

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I agree with you, Neesy. Maybe it is somehow related to the word 'nix'? I don't know. As in, "my wife nixed our plans to go golfing because it was too hot." So, both are words that negate something. That's my interpretation.

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Great book - now I am kicking myself for not picking up "Hearts in Suspension" when I had a chance in Bangor!