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Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?

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Steve Latimer 04 Nov 99 - 10:35 AM
ddw 05 Nov 99 - 01:16 AM
Quirk Malarkey 05 Nov 99 - 08:54 AM
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Subject: Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 04 Nov 99 - 10:35 AM

In Mississippi John Hurts "Nobody's Dirty Business" he sings, Goin' back to Pensacola, gonna buy my gal a money mola (money molar?)

Does anyone know what means by this?


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Subject: RE: Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?
From: ddw
Date: 05 Nov 99 - 01:16 AM

I have a Happy Traum book of MJH tab that suggests the term was some form of slang for a money maker. I'm not at home and don't have the exact reference, but if memory serves HT didn't seem too sure of the meaning himself.


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Subject: RE: Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?
From: Quirk Malarkey
Date: 05 Nov 99 - 08:54 AM

sounds like it means a gold tooth. i recently got a new gold molar and that sucker costs.--doodlezak


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Subject: RE: Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 05 Nov 99 - 03:32 PM

ddw,

I was wondering if he was just making up something that rhymes or if this was actually a legit thing. I would appreciate it if you could see if you could track down that book.

doodlezak, Haven't seen you around these parts, welcome. The Mudcat is quite a place.

Steve Latimer


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Subject: RE: Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?
From: _gargoyle
Date: 05 Nov 99 - 10:43 PM

Parker Brothers - published a game "Money-Money-Money;"

In 1961 a close friend and I played it over and over and over again. We pronounced it "Money-Money-Mulah" and we had a deffinate "Mob" connotation in mind.


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Subject: RE: Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?
From: Quirk Malarkey
Date: 05 Nov 99 - 10:55 PM

thanks, steve. i'll be round and about from now on. i want to see the fair one before my demise. --doodlezak


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Subject: RE: Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?
From: allen st. john
Date: 06 Nov 99 - 04:41 PM

In Stefan Grossman's transcription, he says it's "money muller" and notes that a muller is a grinding wheel. Why you would have to go to Pen-see-cola to buy one, and why you might get one for your baby at all, that remains a mystery. Evidently no one asked MJH when he was alive.


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Subject: RE: Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?
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Date: 07 Nov 99 - 04:33 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?
From: Frank Hamilton
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 04:52 PM

I vote for gold tooth.

Frank


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Subject: RE: Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?
From: Phil
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 05:12 PM

Moolah, meaning money, is a slang expression in Australia. I have no idea how to spell it or if there is a correct spelling.

I seem to recall it being used when I was a kid some 30'ish years ago. It is still in use but is not not common.


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Subject: RE: Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?
From: Phil
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 06:13 PM

I looked up moolah in The Macquarie Dictionary and found this.

moolah /'moohluh/ noun Colloquial money. Also, moola. [orig. US slang]


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Subject: RE: Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?
From: murray@mpcq.me.edu.au
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 09:55 PM

Phil, moolah (or however it is spelled) is also a US term for money. I knew it in the late 40s and 50s in Philadelphia.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?
From: ddw
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 06:52 PM

Steve,

Looks like my memory is embarrassingly faulty. I checked the book I was thinking of and it turns out to be the same Grossman work that allen referred to above. It lists "muller" as a grinder, without qualification. My Webster's 9th lists it as a piece of wood or stone used as a pestal.

Still, that leaves me without any explanation for where I got that info; I know I saw it somewhere, but obviously not that source.

I find trying to interpret blues songs — often delivered in slang ++ with dialects that are difficult to understand and it leaves you wondering about references like this. With the diction/pronunciation of some of the old blues guys, it really can be problematic.

Sorry I couldn't help, but I'll keep looking as time allows and see if I can find that reference.

cheers,

david


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Subject: RE: Moneymola, Money Molar, What is it?
From: GUEST,Dagmar
Date: 20 Nov 14 - 08:09 PM

I am thinking maybe Minneola-a Tangelo. It's then only thing I can find that makes sense with Pensacola and rhymes with it. It was a brand new thing in 1931. So maybe?


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