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Re: Just an old-fashioned question

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 4, 2004, 18:12
Quoting Adam Walker <carrajena@...>:

> Oh, I see now. Thanks. The best way might have been: > > So, a "deguster une cuisine a l'ancienne dans un > cadre delicieusement vieillot" is not only popular > with "des gens vieux jeu portant des vetements > demodes", on the contrary, it could be considered very > fashionable. > > Or with the formal grammar you chose you could have > used "chic" rather than "fashionable" to further > elevate the style. Noticably French words in English > sentances still have a good deal of snob value.
Incl "chic"? For me, in Swedish, _chic_ has an informal ring to it - it's use suggests an informal, relaxed trendiness (or, if you're out of luck, a pathetic attempt at suggesting informal, relaxed trendiness). For some reason, it's got borrowed as [SIk] - French [S] usually becomes [x]. Andreas