Joan Houston Hall
jdhall at FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Mon Mar 12 17:28:57 UTC 2001
Can anyone help?
>>My husband and I have long used, but can't seem to find the derivation
>>or written form of the word "festouche." That is the best phonetic way I
>>can reproduce the sound.
>> We have long used it to mean a tempest in a teapot, or, as we might say
>>here in the Southwest, bug tussle. A small problem creating a large
>>uproar. I have looked at a lot of slang dictionaries, but can't find
>>it. From the soft pronunciation, I suspect it is a corruption of a
>>French phrase or term, but I could be way off.
>>I was hoping you might be able to shed some light. Thank you for
>>consideration of this burning question. --C. Church
>>Stephen Linam, Cassandra Church and Family
>>lcfamily at jumpnet.com
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