Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Gizzit

The word gizzit isn't in my dictionary and I'll be surprised if it's in yours. Does that mean it isn't a real word? Not in my opinion. I reckon if it has meaning to the person who uses it, and at least some of the audience, then it's a real word.

A gizzit is a freebie, usually given out for promotional or marketing reasons. The word is a shortened form of 'give us it' which I suppose is the reaction those who're offering them want. Not A Drop To Drink is a freebie, and I hope people want to download a copy.

My friend Susan Jones made these key rings and fridge magnets for me, to help me promote my books (see here if you'd like her to make you some). Aren't they nice? Actually they may be a bit too nice to use as gizzits, so I'll have to think of other ways to use them. Susan suggested attaching a keyring to any bags I use, so it will always be on display. Any good suggestions for other ways to use these, and where to display the fridge magnets?

Now you know what a gizzit is (or maybe you knew already) do you agree with me that it's a real word?

14 comments:

  1. Well I for one have learned a new word ... always have a soft spot for any with a double-Z in it :)

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  2. I've heard the expression used, but it's dead common, innit? As for the fridge magnets, you could wear a chain mail vest with them on, I suppose. 😀

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  3. I like those!
    Any metal file cabinets in your house? Just don't attach it to your computer.

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    1. I could put them in the house – but everyone here already knows about my books.

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  4. Yup it's definitely a word! Love the keyrings and magnets. I already have your book. For those who haven't... download it right now!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Thank you – great sales pitch there!

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  5. Hi Patsy - had to look ... gizzit features in the urban dictionary - a yorkshire word! - not from us southerners. Love the idea of the give aways though ... great - cheers Hilary

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    1. It's in Gary's book of naval slang too – wonder if sailors picked it up in Yorkshire?

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  6. Yes, we say that. And attaching to the handbag is a good one, or car key ring, and offering them as a gift if people buy a few of our books would be good.

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    1. There's one on my bag, and one on my keys - that's a start.

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  7. Definitely an up north word Patsy. ;)

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