geographical slanders/euphemisms

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Mon Jan 6 21:44:26 UTC 2003

The only meaning I remember ever hearing for "take French leave" was 'go

--On Monday, January 6, 2003 4:33 PM -0500 Philip Trauring
<philip at CS.BRANDEIS.EDU> wrote:

> One other:
> French Leave - leaving without saying goodbye, or without paying one's
> debts
> Philip Trauring

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at

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