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#114570 - 10/27/03 09:36 AM Re: what I was getting at
Besides, in The El Alamein Battle, El Alamein is being used as an adjective to modify Battle, the The is the article for Battle
#114571 - 10/27/03 01:30 PM Not just the mantle, it's the whole fireplace
This reminds me of a group of young whippersnappers whose sounds I enjoyed back in the 80's...
#114572 - 10/27/03 02:10 PM Re: Two questions
Loc: Atlanta, GA
Am I the only one who thinks "dutch cap" means diaphragm? As in contraceptive? Do you suppose the brand name is playing with double meanings here?
#114573 - 10/27/03 05:31 PM Re: Two questions
Never heard of them being called Dutch caps, birdfeed.
I heard of French Letter, and Capotte Anglaise but that's pretty much it. French and English (Anglais) being the two main languages of Québec I assume the names came about as a put-down of the people who spoke the language you didn't.
Did you have a lot of Dutch where you were brought up?
#114574 - 10/27/03 10:34 PM Re: Two questions
I've certainly heard or read 'Dutch cap' as an expression for contraceptive diaphragm.
#114575 - 10/27/03 11:57 PM double meaning?
Loc: rego park
me too,(dutch cap=diaphram), but these are VonDutch caps.
could it be a play on words? i guess--but since many missed it.._________________________
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#114576 - 10/28/03 12:47 AM Re: double meaning? now I'm sure of it
could it be a play on words? i guess--but since many missed it..
Well, isn't that the point of being uber-urbane? Heaven forfend that the hoi polloi should understand the double entendre.
#114577 - 10/28/03 07:50 AM Re: double meaning? I kinda doubt it
Loc: lower upstate New York
... though it *would be clever. The website indicates an entire clothing (if you can call it that) line, not just caps/hats. If you go there, make sure you do so on a stong stomach. The front page alternates different biker types, each looking like he'd just emerged from a box-cutter fight.
Apparently the guy's nickname has been Dutch since childhood. Don't know where the Von comes from, and as our Brits say, I can't be arsed.
#114578 - 10/28/03 02:53 PM them thangs
Loc: Atlanta, GA
"Did you have a lot of Dutch where you were brought up?"
No, I've just seen the expression when reading British fiction. I learned the other meaning of "french letter" from an Australian.
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