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Chaos Mage
(absolute beginner )
05/20/03 02:52 PM
He was the Nazz ???  

I'm sure this has probably been talked about before, but I have looked for another thread on this same topic and I haven't been able to find one. If this is a duplicate question then please direct me to where this discussion has already taken place.

Can someone explain to me what the word "nazz" means? I have done some searching on Google and I haven't been able to come up with the answer.

Is that lyric a reference to the 60's band called "The Nazz" ?


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Sysiyo
(thunder ocean)
05/21/03 03:18 AM
Re: He was the Nazz ??? new [re: Chaos Mage]  

It's from A Clockwork Orange, the original novel. You can see for youself on this thread.



zgylbyslvgrl_016
(mortal with potential)
05/21/03 08:20 AM
Re: He was the Nazz ??? new [re: Chaos Mage]  

The explanation I always heard was that Nazz was a cute abbreviation for "Nazarene", ie, messiah.

I'm not satisfied with that. So what does Nazz mean in nadsat, anyway?



ohramona
(cracked actor)
05/21/03 10:23 AM
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Re: He was the Nazz ??? new [re: Chaos Mage]  

In reply to:

the 60's band called "The Nazz"


The Todd Rundgren band? Dunno, but they got their name from 'The Nazz are Blue', on the flipside of a Yardbirds single.



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Strawman
(cracked actor)
05/21/03 11:49 AM
Re: He was the Nazz ??? new [re: Chaos Mage]  

Nazz was/is London-slang for nattiest.

If you want to know anything, just ask the Straw.



Pythonis
(kook)
05/23/03 04:21 PM
Re: He was the Nazz ??? new [re: Chaos Mage]  

It just means he was the coolest guy around- clockwork orange terminology, like in sufragette city "droogie dont crash here"

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men


Chaos Mage
(absolute beginner )
05/23/03 04:44 PM
Re: He was the Nazz ??? new [re: Pythonis]  

Ah, okay, I understand now. Thanks for letting me know!


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forgetthatim50
(mortal with potential)
11/28/03 04:21 PM
Re: He was the Nazz ??? new [re: Chaos Mage]  

nazz meant fool in nasdat check out a clockwork orange home page my oomny malcheks




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