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Chris -- 2015-05-30
‘Lingerie’ is taken from a French word for a linen shop or place to store fine clothes. It became associated with the clothes themselves – at least in the 19th c. English imagination. In Paris, lingerie is pronounced something like “lanzhree” if you go nasal on the n. I pronounce it something like “lonjerée”, not far off from laundry. That common pronunciation surely contributed to lingerie’s reinvention as loungerie, dainty garments to lounge around in, provocatively.
Last edited by David Bird (2016-01-03 18:57:09)
A fine find, David, and I fear I feel a faint fuzziness forming; lingering, languorous, louche perhaps… Sorry, Kem.
Peter Forster wrote:
I feel a faint fuzziness forming; lingering, languorous, louche perhaps
Pure textual stimulation along the lines of : the lingerous longerous book of the dark. I found no loucherie (in the form of clothing) out there, but there are hits for languerie. It’s unlikely to be more than an odd mispelling, but we might linger over it.
Obviously I will go to victoria secret and look at their languerie and yoga pants etc.
I made a gijinka of Carbuncle so that I could put some languerie on him..
http://mindless-corporation.deviantart. … -487226774
They range from the most showy prom style dresses to oversized can-can doll/ballet recital poofiness (is that a word?) to what might possibly be the most slutty languerie-style “dresses” I have ever seen.
http://lifeisinexplicable.blogspot.ca/2 … sanaa.html
make sure that night you bust out your sexy languerie & put on suave music.
https://qc.answers.yahoo.com/question/i … 201AAyuZDj