(Other than "possibly crazy")
I keep hearing people refer to pets as their "babies," and hearing pets refer to their owners as "Mom," "Dad," and "Grandma." No matter how much I try, I just can't get used to that - because I feel like there is a word missing. A word that does exist in Hungarian.
Therefore, I would like to use today's post to introduce the English-speaking world to an extremely useful term:
Gazdi is a pet-specific word for pet owners. It is a nickname derived from the word "gazda" which means "owner" (also means "farmer" in certain contexts, but that's another story). While "gazda" can be applied to various things and inanimate objects, "gazdi" specifically refers to owners of pets.
In Hungarian, if you talk to your dog and your dog talks back - in a voice that sounds suspiciously like yours except higher/lower pitched -, your dog will most likely call you "gazdi" and not "Mom."
Go ahead, give it a spin. See how it feels. Flaunt your knowledge of unique Hungarian vocabulary ("It's an old Hungarian term, impossible to translate I'm afraid...").
Ask you pets for their opinion.