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adoarns commented on the word shoecabbage
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
sionnach commented on the word shoecabbage
And sometimes you can combine both elements of the shoecabbage pair to form a ouija word.
bilby commented on the word shoecabbage
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.
Prolagus commented on the word shoecabbage
Why didn't frogapplause comment here?
October 13, 2008
frogapplause commented on the word shoecabbage
Maybe she doesn't know what a shoecabbage is.
In the native Australian language of Warlpathamirri, frogapplause means an oddly-shaped casserole dish for baking witchetty-grubs.
I think you're mixing up the oddly-shaped baking dish used to make bilby pie.
FYI: I coined this word in 1979. link
December 19, 2009
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