[WWI] OT!!!! Fw: A.Word.A.Day--ecru
fokkereiv at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 18:14:31 EDT 2009
Hmm, I thought ecru was something you did in the WC, toilet, lou or
whatever you call it.
On 5-Oct-09, at 6:51 AM, Diego Fernetti wrote:
> I'm subsicribed to a vocabulary newsletter, and lo and behold,
> today's post is something that can interest the listeroos,
> especially those struggling to pronounce French camouflage colours.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Wordsmith
> To: dfernet0 at rosario.gov.ar
> Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 1:13 AM
> Subject: A.Word.A.Day--ecru
> Wordsmith.org The Magic of Words
> This week's theme
> Autumn colors
> This week's words
> A sample of images in ecru
> with Anu Garg
> Autumn is here. Last week marked the arrival of fall, the festival
> of colors. As you relish the golden yellows, bright oranges, and
> cheery reds of falling leaves as a feast for the eyes, use this
> week's words in A.Word.A.Day to celebrate the variety of hues.
> (EK-roo, AY-kroo)
> adjective: Of a pale brown color, like raw silk or unbleached
> linen; beige.
> From French écru (raw, unbleached), from Latin crudus (raw). Some
> cousins of this word are cruel, pancreas, and crude.
> "Like those of us doomed to repeat history, women seem to buy the
> same item over and over again. The Buffer's small point of
> information 'You've already got a top just like that' is rebuffed
> with: 'No, the old one (relative term, here) istaupe The new one is
> Tom Shields; Men's Place is Secondary in Any Battle of the
> Wardrobe; Sunday Herald (Glasgow, UK); Sep 4, 2005.
> Explore "ecru" in the Visual Thesaurus.
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