French leave

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 11 03:54:07 UTC 2003

>Typical of the relations between the two countries, iIn France, the
>expression is "filer a l'anglaise"--'to run off in the English manner'.
>At 04:33 PM 1/6/03 -0500, you wrote:
>>One other:
>>French Leave - leaving without saying goodbye, or without paying one's debts
And let's not forget "French letter" vs. "capote [lit., overcoat]
anglaise".  I believe "the pox" is similar.


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