Jun 26, 2022Liked by Al Bellenchia

Smart stuff, Al. Thanks for sharing it.

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Jun 28, 2022·edited Jun 28, 2022Liked by Al Bellenchia

I remember the first time I used the word "duvet." I do not have French. I pronounced it "DOO-vet," with "vet" as in "veteran." A friend told me, also sotto voce, that, being from the French, it way pronounced "dew-VAY" Haven't forgotten that. I always thought that the song "Red River Valley" was about my Minnesota home, the Red River of the north. Wondered why there were cowboys, but I figured it was poetic license. You are, once again, spot on. Well done, Al!

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