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  • Is a pair of words from two languages which sound the same but have different meanings.

    For instance, English "shoe" sounds identical to French "chou," which means "cabbage."

    May 9, 2008

  • And sometimes you can combine both elements of the shoecabbage pair to form a ouija word.

    May 9, 2008

  • In the teaching of Italian there is usually quite a bit of time spent on 'false friends', ie. Italian words that are identical to or closely resemble English words yet have substantially different meanings.

    eg. questione and question. In Italian questione is an issue, a significant problem, not a request for information.

    May 9, 2008

  • Why didn't frogapplause comment here?

    October 13, 2008

  • Maybe she doesn't know what a shoecabbage is.

    October 13, 2008

  • Hmmm.

    October 13, 2008

  • In the native Australian language of Warlpathamirri, frogapplause means an oddly-shaped casserole dish for baking witchetty-grubs.

    October 13, 2008

  • I think you're mixing up the oddly-shaped baking dish used to make bilby pie.

    October 13, 2008

  • Aaarrggghhhhhhh!

    October 13, 2008

  • FYI: I coined this word in 1979. link

    December 19, 2009