Re: [earlyflute] Re: Doo! [OT]
- In a message dated 7/1/2003 12:57:06 AM Eastern Standard Time, fluteoftheroom@... writes:
Well, I may not speak a "pure British English", but as a child, I too read
IDYLLS OF THE KING and I certainly know what fewmets are. The word is a
variant of 'fumets' from French which is from the Latin 'fimus' - dung. The
connection with 'smoke' is tenuous but understandable.
Well, here in NYC, there are a few Mets we'd like to trade, but that's another story (Europeans not required to understand the baseball reference)
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, fluteoftheroom@i... wrote:
> variant of 'fumets' from French which is from the Latin 'fimus' -dung.
Dung--now there's a fine old word. The past tense of "doo", perhaps?
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- Quoting Ardal Powell <ardal@...>:
> Dung--now there's a fine old word. The past tense of "doo",Perhaps. But also the answer to "what's brown and sounds like a bell".
But I digress...