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#122112 - 02/04/04 02:23 AM au pair Joined: Jan 2001
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We had a thread about "au pair" over a year ago. The definition given at that time was that it meant an unpaid
I just now found in Burnside that the original usage was quite different:
"1897 Girl's Own Paper 16 Oct. "An arrangement..frequently made is for an English girl to enter a French, German or Swiss school and teach her own language in return for joining the usual classes. This is called being au pair."
#122113 - 02/04/04 04:45 PM Re: au pair Joined: Dec 2000
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Sumptin tells me it ain't called that in Germany.
#122114 - 02/04/04 11:58 PM Re: au pair Joined: Sep 2001
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Hmmmm, et', I wonder what it could be that is telling you that somehow au pair isn't what this position held by someone teaching English and learning German in Germany would be called. I wonder? Je pense que.... I don't know, except if I think about German for a really long time, maybe I'll see your point. C'est bien.... Au pair... German classes...
Drat. So close, yet so far... La plume de ma tante... Au pair... German... Le monde est....
#122115 - 02/05/04 12:09 AM Re: au pair Joined: Jun 2002
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musick, you want to take this one?
formerly known as etaoin...
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