[WWI] OT!!!! Fw: A.Word.A.Day--ecru

Ray Boorman 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.
> D.
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> Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 1:13 AM
> Subject: A.Word.A.Day--ecru
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>  Wordsmith.org	The Magic of Words
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> This week's theme
> Autumn colors
>
> This week's words
> ecru
>
> A sample of images in ecru
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> A.Word.A.Day
> with Anu Garg
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> 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.
> ecru
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> PRONUNCIATION:
> (EK-roo, AY-kroo)
>
> MEANING:
> adjective: Of a pale brown color, like raw silk or unbleached  
> linen; beige.
>
> ETYMOLOGY:
> From French écru (raw, unbleached), from Latin crudus (raw). Some  
> cousins of this word are cruel, pancreas, and crude.
>
> USAGE:
> "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  
> ecru.'"
> 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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