>>>>> > Reminds me of a 3-syllabic tongue twister my grandma told me:
>>>>> >
>>>>> > 'f&:tst s ts 'tsYri ?
>>>>> > mizzles it to Zurich ?
>>>>> > Does it mizzle in Zurich?
>>>>> >
>>>>> > (in the High Alemannic dialect of Zurich)
>>>>> What is mizzle?
>>>>To me, it's a dictionary word... it's a translation of
>>>>German _nieseln_ 'to be raining very few'; another
>>>>translation, also from http://dict.leo.org is _drizzle_. I
>>>>chose _mizzle_ because it was followed by the note
>>>>"[Amer.]". Hope that helps.
>>>>j. 'mach' wust

The Dutch version of the word is _miezeren_ however, so maybe the American
origin comes from Dutch immigrants? It seems to make more sense than

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