Is New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner too perverted to appreciate receiving the coveted Moutza of the Month for July?
Or is that Nah?
Here's the thing. The moutza is all about helping us register contempt for a jerk — the person who cut you off in traffic, the politician who just raised your taxes, and so on — without including any sexual insult.
The American middle finger is sexually threatening. The Greek moutza has no sex in it.
And Anthony Weiner?
"Well, if you think about it," writes moutza nominator Tas C., "Weiner might actually enjoy the moutza."
And there's the rub.
Readers have nominated many others, high and low. Notorious race hustlers Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson were nominated. The news media also was nominated for its coverage of the George Zimmerman trial.
And Geraldo Rivera was suggested as a candidate for taking a half-naked selfie.
Nah! Nah! Nah! And Geraldo, take a double moutza. Nah! And Nah!
Royal baby haters were nominated too, for their animosity toward an innocent baby in England. Meanwhile, Chicago is overrun by our own royal babies who are handed high political office.
What's worse, sexting yourself as a potential mayor of New York, or installing royal political child after royal political child into public office in Chicago?
Even a crusty but benign Chicago newspaper columnist was nominated. Twice.
"I have to give you a Nah because you misspell it," insisted reader Al C. "You spell it moutza. But I say it's mountza. Even your priest says so. So Nah!"
Sorry, Al. Spelling is elusive in a foreign alphabet, and your version would cause people to pronounce it as "Mound-zah!" — evocative of a coconut-filled candy bar, rather than a sexless curse of utter contempt.
"Mr. Kass, I'll jump the gun here and put you in for the July Moutza of the Month," writes Bruce H. "I'm giving it to you for your refusal to give President Barack Obama the moutza. You'll also be my moutza nominee for August. Let's face it, you're not going to hold Obama responsible."
But he's the president. I can't moutza the president. Have you no respect for the office?
Susan B. on Facebook nominates Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin. Huma also works closely with former Secretary of State Hillary "What Difference Does It Make?" Clinton.