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Apr 4, 2012
This week's theme
French words that are now anglicized

This week's words
alley-oop
kickshaw
toot sweet
parry
mayday

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toot sweet

PRONUNCIATION:
(toot sweet)

MEANING:
adverb: Quickly; immediately.

ETYMOLOGY:
Phonetic respelling of French tout de suite (at once, straight away). Earliest documented use: 1917.

USAGE:
"Martinson called the cops and told them to get a patrol car to her house toot sweet."
Philip Elmer-DeWitt; 10 Juicy Details From the iPhone Affidavit; Fortune (New York); May 15, 2010.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Ambition is like hunger; it obeys no law but its appetite. -Josh Billings, columnist and humorist (1818-1885)

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