English Sans French

  1. I didn't quite know where to put this....

    What would English be like without those words derived of French roots?
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   Shamrock
    Amusing!!
  4. by   Aussienurse2
    :roll :roll

    Wasn't there one of these when the Euro thing hit? Turned English into phonetic German?


    P.S. Still not giving out your drugs when you finally come home! I am a real nurse too! I am, I am, I am tooooooo!
  5. by   frannybee
    ^ ?

    Okay, now I'm really confused!
  6. by   Mattigan
    :roll
  7. by   frannybee
    Mattigan, we were both confused! All is clear now, Aussienurse was referring to an old thread that I had completely forgotten.

    And yes, EENs ARE real nurses too! :chuckle
  8. by   Stargazer
    Brilliant, frannybee, thanks for the link. Especially fun for the linguistics geek I aspire to be.
  9. by   frannybee
    I love playing with words too.
  10. by   fab4fan
    I wonder if the people advocating the boycott of all things French also feel the US should send the Statue of Liberty back to France?
  11. by   Stargazer
  12. by   RNonsense
    Originally posted by fab4fan
    I wonder if the people advocating the boycott of all things French also feel the US should send the Statue of Liberty back to France?
  13. by   fab4fan
    Stargazer: I noticed that site only corrected half of "Russian Roulette"...it still left in "roulette", a pesky little French word, if I'm not mistaken.
  14. by   Stargazer
    Oui, vous etes correct!

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