In "How I met your mother" they played a road game called "zitch did" (or possibly "zitchdog"). Is there such a word as "zitch" (or possibly "zitchdog")?

  • Hello, NPS. What does your research show? Aug 24, 2019 at 18:33
  • I tried googling it but found only HIMYM references.
    – NPS
    Aug 24, 2019 at 18:36
  • Some would say it's a word because it's been used, but thankfully OED has rather more sensible tests candidates have to pass. Aug 24, 2019 at 18:54

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Zitch dog:

Basically, the point of the game is if you see a dog, you have to be the first person to say, “Zitch Dog!” and then you get a point. Person with the highest score by the end of the car ride gets free dinner.

  • Sounds like a mix between 'shotgun' and pub cricket. Aug 24, 2019 at 21:13
  • The link provided gives some information but in general your post doesn't answer my question. Is there such a word as "zitch"? Does it mean anything?
    – NPS
    Aug 26, 2019 at 10:06
  • @NPS - I would guess that "zitch" is a play on "ditch".
    – Hot Licks
    Aug 26, 2019 at 11:57

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