This could be offense to some!

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I am trying to locate the meaning of "myate". I did find one meaning in the Urban dictionary which is yes the one I'm looking for. But the individual that said this word said there was also another meaning. That it meant some sort of bird that spit out seeds?

I'm sorry if this is offense to some - I am trying to determine the true and actual meaning of this word in regard to a work situation. Thank you all!

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updated NOV 11, 2008
posted by kandi

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Unfortunately no. The one man had spelled it for me as being "myota" which I figured out was incorrect. And I have tried numerous different ways of spelling it - none of which apparently were correct. I do appreciate the help - but I also don't want to waste people's time if there is no word or other meaning.

updated NOV 11, 2008
posted by kandi
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Kandi, I'm fairly sure that you have misspelled the word. Would it be possible to ask one of the two men to write down the word for you? That would save everyone a lot of time.

updated NOV 11, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Sure...It was two employees - both Hispanic though one speaks only Spanish and the other speaks only English. They were sitting together during a break at work. They work in an area where they get tiny slivers of metal in their nose and mouth. The one (English speaking one) was spitting to try and clear out the metal from his mouth. The other one told him he looked like a "myota" which he described to me as a bird that sucks nectar from a flower. The other individual took the other meaning of the word. However when I spoke with him he also indicated that it also means some sort of bird or monster that spits. Of course I can find neither of those words or meanings. And naturally am not sure I'm spelling the word correctly. I really would like to know if there is another meaning to the word or not. Many thanks everyone. And once again I do not mean to be offensive to anyone at all.

updated NOV 11, 2008
posted by kandi
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Although fairly uncommon, Miota (Spanish words can't really start with MY) is a Spanish surname (for example, Bernardo Rolland de Miota was the Spanish General Consul in Paris), so I guess it couldn't be THAT offensive.

Can you give us the exact context in which you encountered the word? That would help us figure out its intended meaning.

updated NOV 11, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Actually it was spelled for me with the spelling being myota - which I could not locate. So I just started playing with the spelling and found myate. Believe me I do not want to offend anyone here - or anywhere else. I am trying to determine the actual meaning as it is in regard to a work situation. The individual that said the word to someone else stated he was saying it to mean this animal or bird and not the other offensive meaning (frankly I don't believe him but I do have to research it).

updated NOV 11, 2008
posted by kandi
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The usual spelling is "miate". Sorry, I don't know if it means a bird. Yes, it is an offensive term when it means n''''.

updated NOV 11, 2008
posted by Natasha
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As far as I can see there aren't any true Spanish words that begin with "MY", at least not in my dictionary. Perhaps Heidita or Lazarus could confirm this. And yes I do agree, the Urban Dictionary explanation is offensive.

updated NOV 11, 2008
posted by Eddy