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Some Common Foreign Words and Phrases

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Jun 19, 2012 5:30:00 AM

You've been there, at some chic party, when the pompous oaf next to you says something like this: "My wife's such a delightful party guest--well-dressed, polite, and always ready with a bon mot." A what? Well, you don't want to look ignorant, so you smile and try to appear as though you know precisely what the fellow meant. And so does everyone else, even though they're probably wondering too! Read on, and this weekend it will be you impressing your friends with some very cool words.

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Topics: foreign words, foreign phrases

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