second thoughts on Nkinis
gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Sat Dec 25 18:22:47 UTC 2004
> To the best of my understanding of French, "Defense de klaxonner"
> means "it
> is forbidden to sound a Klaxon horn". I do not see what these words
> are doing
> here, unless "klaxonner" means "to wear a sexy garment".
Perhaps it is intended to mean, "It is forbidden to honk at the girls
in revealing swimsuits"?
> Also, since "k" appears in French only in foreign words, "klaxonner"
> is a blatant example of Franglais.
Yes, I believe that is so. "Klaxon" was an American manufacturer's
name. OED has it to 1910.
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