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#75677 - 07/10/02 06:43 AM de luxe vs. deluxe
belligerentyouth Offline
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So clearly it's: de luxe = of luxury.
But does anyone use 'de luxe'? As far as I know both are acceptable, but is the spaced version waning in all but slick company names?


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#75678 - 07/10/02 07:17 AM Re: de luxe vs. deluxe
Wordwind Offline
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Hmmmm, I wrote a poem about Miss O'Hara and used "deluxe" in it. Now I'm wondering whether I should go back and put "de luxe" in instead. Deluxe is tight and to the point. But De luxe has a kind of implied "sigh" of wonder in between its syllables. I like that gap--that place for the imagination to provide an image.

Thanks, B'y', for bringing it up.

Best regards,
Dub-De Luxe


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#75679 - 07/10/02 07:21 AM Re: de luxe vs. deluxe
inselpeter Offline
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I wonder if "deluxe" isn't an invention of commspeak.


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#75680 - 07/10/02 07:51 AM Re: de luxe vs. deluxe
Jackie Offline

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commspeak = commonspeak?


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#75681 - 07/10/02 08:00 AM Re: de luxe vs. deluxe
FishonaBike Offline
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I'd always write "de luxe", and would probably be inclined to make the first characters uppercase.

Trying to remember now whether my son's birthday present was a
De Luxe Megazord
or a
Deluxe Megazord
- I think the former, which (as WW says) implies more class, somehow.


And Hello Jackie! [fanfare]


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#75682 - 07/10/02 08:08 AM Re: De Luxe "Fanfare"
Wordwind Offline
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Yes, De Luxe Fanfare for Jackie!!!

Smooch,
Wordwind


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#75683 - 07/10/02 08:25 AM Re: De Luxe "Fanfare"
wwh Offline
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We rejoice to see Jackie posting again!

If I owned a Mercedes, I would have transportation de luxe.
I am limited to deluxe walking shoes.


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#75684 - 07/10/02 11:56 AM Re: De Luxe "Fanfare"
belligerentyouth Offline
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If I owned a Mercedes, I would have transportation de luxe.
I am limited to deluxe walking shoes.


I think your distinction makes perfect sense, Bill. I just can't work out why.


[BTW, here's to you Jackie!]

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#75685 - 07/10/02 12:23 PM Re: De Luxe "Fanfare"
wwh Offline
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Dear BY: My walking shoes are very well designed, and very well made. But they are hardly
a luxury. A Mercedes is probably the most expensive car made, and definitely a luxury.


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#75686 - 07/10/02 12:29 PM Re: De Luxe "Fanfare"
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Though I usually use deluxe, I've seen De Luxe used, especially in referring to items on a dinner menu (I.E. Crab Imperial De Luxe). Hmmm...now I'm wondering if there's a precedent for beverage size...whether it's usually deluxe or De Luxe, as in small, medium, large, de...? Dr. Bill's example does handily clarify the distinction between the two.

(Howdy Kintucky! Good to see your smiling name again, Jackie!)




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