meeces

meeces

(jargon)
/mees'*z/ (TMRC) Occasional furry visitors who are not urchins; that is, mice. This may no longer be in live use. According to ESR it derives from the refrain of the early-1960s cartoon character Mr. Jinx: "I hate meeces to *pieces*!"
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Meeces supervisor, Trinity Lescallett, talked about Meeces commitment to young adult services.
Which cartoon cat's famous catchphrase was: "I hate those meeces to pieces."?
Who was often heard to say 'I hate those meeces to pieces!' 4.
ANSWERS: 1 Apparitions; 2 Armchair Theatre; 3 1979; 4 The Army Game; 5 James Bolam and Lynda Bellingham; 6 Lord Lichfield; 7 Adam Hart-Davis; 8 Lord Rustless; 9 They were the camp ballroom dancers; 10 A cat; 11 He hated "meeces to pieces"; 12 Brian Blessed; 13 It Ain't Half Hot Mum; 14 1977; 15 Denis Norden; 16 Peter Jay; 17 Judy and Elroy; 18 Shirley Jones; 19 David Cassidy; 20 Leonard Parkin; 21 "It could be a big night, if you play your cards right"; 22 Simon Templar, the Saint; 23 Nigel Planer; 24 Jane Rossington; 25 Richard Wilson; 26 Mr Brown; 27 Richard Wattis; 28 The Addams Family.
And no mention at all of Snagglepuss, Pixie and Dixie and Mr Jinx who ``hated those meeces to pieces!''