Use of the word ménages

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 31 04:00:09 UTC 2004

At 9:55 PM -0500 1/30/04, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:
>>Any other speculations or, dare I say, evidence for or against?
>Wild speculation: "Me'nage" might be a malapropism/error for "me'lange",
>referring to a compounded potion (maybe a contraceptive or abortifacient or
>something similarly calling for discretion).
Could be.  And speaking of errors, sorry about all those abortive
efforts I inadvertently sent out when I was composing my message.


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