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#149952 - 11/07/05 08:53 AM hors d'oeuvre
ahurtgen Offline
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This word gives many Americans a headache with its pronunciation and spelling. My favorite of the latter used to be advertised by a local motel bar/restaurant: "Every day 5 to 7: Hour Dovers".

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#149953 - 11/07/05 09:20 AM Re: hors d'oeuvre
of troy Offline
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What people don't know how to say horses overies? How else would you say it?
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#149954 - 11/07/05 03:22 PM Re: hors d'oeuvre
RWTreehouse Offline
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It caught me on my blindside that the plural is added to the hors, so one doesn't have to add an "s" to the oeuvre. (As in crepes suzette).

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#149955 - 11/07/05 05:52 PM Re: hors d'oeuvre
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Quote:

What people don't know how to say horses overies? How else would you say it?




Horse doovers.

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#149956 - 11/07/05 09:55 PM Re: hors d'oeuvre
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>Horse doovers.

whore's doovers comes closer to the way I learnt it.

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#149957 - 11/07/05 10:48 PM Re: hors d'oeuvre
fuddybuddy Offline
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There is a children's book called "Family Sabbatical" in which a family travels in Europe. There are a few good mis-translations, including hors d'oeuvres meaning 'various horses hooves'.

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#149958 - 11/07/05 11:47 PM Re: hors d'oeuvre
inselpeter Offline
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What people don't know how to say horses overies? How else would you say it?




numéro hors série n.m. : 1. special issue n. [Journalisme]
hors d'haleine adj. : 1. breathless adj. 2. winded adj.
hors de prix adj. : 1. priceless adj.
hors pair adj. : 1. unequaled adj. 2. unparalleled adj.
hors pareil adj. : 1. matchless adj.
hors série adj.inv. : 1. one-of-a-kind adj. 2. unparalleled adj. 3. unique adj. 4. extraordinary adj.
hors champ expr. : 1. off camera expr. [Cinéma]
hors de question expr. : 1. out of the question expr.

And there are loads more.

But hors d'oeuvre just SEEMS TO BE something apart from the real meal.

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#149959 - 11/08/05 09:06 AM Re: hors d'oeuvre
zmjezhd Offline
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You left out my favorite: hors de service 'out of order'.
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#149960 - 11/08/05 09:47 AM Re: hors d'oeuvre
inselpeter Offline
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An opera overture might be called an hors d'oeuvre.


Edited by inselpeter (11/08/05 09:49 AM)

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