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Re: Parseltongue

From:Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>
Date:Friday, December 13, 2002, 20:38
Padraic wrote:

>Tim May wrote: > >> > Er. What is "twee"? I knew a girl named >> Twee, but > > > I've never heard of the word otherwise. > >She was Asian of some sort, so I suspect that the >name had nothing to do with the definitions >given.
Not necessarily, my good man. See recent previous posts on how Chinese can name themselves in English. Perhaps your friend stumbled upon "twee" somewhere, and upon looking it up in her English-Chinese dictionary, thought it meant "cute" as opposed to "affectedly cute to the point of making others want to projectile vomit" (*never* underestimate the power of "cute" in the Orient, particularly when unmarried women are involved). Then again, perhaps she was naming herself for a language in Ghana. Kou