I came across a new vocabulary word recently, zieuter (zoo-tay), also spelled zyeuter. It’s a slang term that’s been around for about a century. It comes from les yeux (layz yuh), “the eyes” and means “to look at” or “to check out.” Someone might say “Zieutez ma nouvelle voiture” or “Check out my new car!”
I just got a new car. I had initially wanted another Mini, but as a result of a series of totally bizarre missteps by the dealership, I decided to go in a completely different direction. I was ruled more by my head than my heart in this transaction, but I still think my new car is pretty cute. What do you think I should name her?