Dictionaires and French Letters

Dictionaires and French Letters

Author: Elisabeth Wise
€3.50
Over the centuries various verbal acccretions, evolutions, deletions and dilutions have caused the same words to end up meaning bizarrely different things on each side of the Channel. Who would have thought that a French harrow could become an English hearse, or that tunnel could have anything to do with metrications, let alone the embarrassing misunderstandings that can occur about English soft verges? This fascinating book invites you to ramble through an illustrated alphabet's worth of these peculiar word stories. (less)
Book Title Dictionaires and French Letters
Author Elisabeth Wise
Over the centuries various verbal acccretions, evolutions, deletions and dilutions have caused the same words to end up meaning bizarrely different things on each side of the Channel. Who would have thought that a French harrow could become an English hearse, or that tunnel could have anything to do with metrications, let alone the embarrassing misunderstandings that can occur about English soft verges? This fascinating book invites you to ramble through an illustrated alphabet's worth of these peculiar word stories. (less)