[Ads-l] Shifting connotations: Is novelette derogatory?

GUY LETOURNEAU Owner guy1656 at CENTURYLINK.NET
Wed Jun 17 17:51:47 UTC 2015


It's all those silly French words we picked up from
them-thar Norman invaders of 1066...

Cigar, cigarette.
Fleche (fr. arrow,) flechette.
Tour (fr. tower,) turret.
Helm, helmet.
Barbe (fr. beard,) barbette.
Lance, lancet.

Not derogatory.
So stuff, stuff it.

- GLL

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