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Re: CHAT: French expressions in English (Re: OT CHAT: Asperger's syndrome)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, June 23, 2000, 22:20
Christophe Grandsire wrote:

> I'm quite surprised by > the number of French expressions used in English! How many do you have?
I have never seen a list anywhere, but there are lots (forgive errors, I'm working from memory only): au point, au pied de la lettre, double entendre (archaic French), cestui que trust (legal phrase, also arch. Fr.), de rigueur, je ne sais quoi, bon mot. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)