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#29290 - 05/16/01 08:30 AM Re: trompe l'oeil.
wow Offline
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trompe l'oeil is not only hard to spell correctly it's nearly impossible to pronounce ... I'm never sure what is right.
Sorta' tromp loray?
???


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#29291 - 05/16/01 08:42 AM Re: Name for a pictorial illusion
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Ambigu-arty?


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#29292 - 05/16/01 09:46 AM Re: trompe l'oeil.
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trompe l'oeil is not only hard to spell correctly it's nearly impossible to pronounce ... I'm never sure what is right.
Sorta' tromp loray?


wow - what a great pun!!!!! but there are bound to be a few who need it explaining, so I will do so. "tromp loray" would be "trompe l'oreille" or "to deceive the ear" which in context I think is very funny. "trompe l'oeil" is more like "tromp loy/loey". Sort of a texan "o". Notice how Garth Brooks uses every vowel sound there is so noone feels left out!

Rod


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#29293 - 05/16/01 09:51 AM Re: Name for a pictorial illusion
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I have the scene in the movie "Armegeddon" with Bruce Willis running thru my head where all the crew are taking this test with ink spot cards, to find out if they are mentally space worthy. All the answers were ridiculous and I am chuckling now just remembering them.


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#29294 - 05/16/01 10:28 AM Re: trompe l'oeil.
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wow - what a great pun!!!!! ..... "tromp loray" would be "trompe l'oreille" or "to deceive the ear"

Oh, Rod thank you for that! Being 50 percent deaf I learned that phrase early in my High School French.... been waiting to use it, in context, since I signed on here! Don't expect more, as I love puns but am, in general, wretched at them.
Is "trompe l'oreille" in the French dictionaire as an explanation for Mondegreen?


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#29295 - 05/16/01 03:17 PM Re: trompe
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Rod says: However I believe that only "trompe l'oeil" is correct

Then how come you were using "trompe d'oeil" in your previous post? [confused]


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#29296 - 05/16/01 03:21 PM Re: trompe l'oeil.
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Yep, good pun, wow.


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#29297 - 05/16/01 03:29 PM Re: trompe l'oeil.
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tromp loy/loey

I allus pronounced it "trump louie".


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#29298 - 05/16/01 07:56 PM Re: trompe l'oeil.
wow Offline
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And what, Faldage, did Louie do to you to earn your ire?

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#29299 - 05/16/01 09:34 PM Re: Name for a pictorial illusion
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Wittgenstein made something of this in the Investigations--unfortunately, I don't remember what it was and my books are still packed--any takers?


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