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  •  I don't get the bilingual part (3+ / 0-)
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    though I do enjoy multilingual word play.

    Which sounds kind of dirty, now that I've typed it out.


    Alabama isn't rich enough to be red.

    by highland girl on Sun Apr 12, 2009 at 10:02:34 AM PDT

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    •  It's pretty obscure, but-- (4+ / 0-)
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      Dragon5616, rb137, ktward, whaddaya

      --"dit" is the French word for "says" or "said" (3rd person singular present tense, or past participle, for all you grammarians).

      Thus the term "on-dit," which has crossed into English, means "one says," or "rumor," "hearsay."

      So "pun-dit" is, bilingually, "pun says," or "pun said."

      "We've been warned against . . . false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope." --Barack Obama

      by Leaves on the Current on Sun Apr 12, 2009 at 10:08:53 AM PDT

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