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Chris -- 2018-04-11
‘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
I found another launch array ready for blastoff:
But why not get comfortable and all arrayed in your lounge array:
Couldn’t help noticing, in the report from Sanaa back on the 2016 post, a repeated use of “sequence” for “sequin(s)”. Figure it’s more of an ordinary malaprop (kind of stretching to think that has to do with them usually being arranged in rows), but still in our general bailiwick.
Great find, JChance. I overlooked that gem. Here’s the sequence in question:
Let’s start by saying the dresses are almost all very bright colors and mostly covered in some manner of sparkle – sequence, glitter, etc. Then imagine stores (mostly little shops) overflowing with dresses that are mostly over-the-top tacky. They range from the most showy prom style dresses to oversized can-can doll/ballet recital poofines (is that a word?) to what might possibly be the most slutty languerie-style “dresses” I have ever seen. [...] I bought a little black sequenced dress with a gigantic gold flower sequence pattern, and gold stelletto heels with straps that wrap halfway up my legs.
Looks like a nice eggcorn to me.
David Bird quoted:
Stelletto heels! Stella, you look absolutely stellar in your stelletto heels, like a star! Seems like it could be an eggcorn for some.
Women’s stelleto heels!
Women’s stelleto high heels size 6 bebe
What heels are best to dance in?
eight inch stelleto heels.
She is a jazzy dresser with her 4” stelleto heels and not only on point in her fashion but is a mom herself of little ones.
Some years ago I met a lady who’d had a foot specifically made so she could wear stelleto heels.
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Last edited by Dixon Wragg (2018-08-02 00:52:27)
Didn’t find any clearly inadvertent steeletto heels, despite a couple of eggcornish motivations for them I could think of, or any stealetto heels at all. There seemed to be a good many steelletos, but I got weary of wading through them, and all I saw might have been intentional.
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .