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It seems to me that English offers more choices for ... conclude kingly royal regal rise mount ascend fear terror trepidation

But, alas, no good equivalent for "le mot juste". Other French phrases I find myself using for want of terse English alternatives: ca va (both the question and the response)

That's not terser than "OK?" "OK!"
ce m'est egal (or the roughly equivalent German: machts nichts)

"I don't care", "Doesn't matter" no wordier.
In English, another brasswind instrument and a snack cracker are both "bugles." Go figure.

Can someone tell me what "go figure" means? I have been trying to work it out from these two examples, but I can't.

Louisa, I remember asking about this once 1997, it was. You can find the complete thread by going to Google Advanced Group Search and pasting in the Message ID (Email Removed). I'm told that some newsreaders treat Message IDs like email addresses, and render them unreadable. It should be equivalent to:
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This is the same sort of thing that led Michelangelo to depict Moses with horns rather than with a halo..r

Where do you get a halo from? Ex 34:29/35 talk about the skin of his face "giving off rays/beams (literally 'horns') of light". (Hebrew "karan")

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Could one really write "besides that ..." and "had not ..." in 1910 or so (what's the date of the Penguin fascicle?) for "besides the fact that" and "did not have"?

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Is "abusif" a faux ami? I don't see how a bird name could be caconymic. Anyway, French doesn't even have words for toe or potato.

orteil and patate.

What's that, Canadian or something?

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This is the same sort of thing that led Michelangelo to depict Moses with horns rather than with a halo..r

Where do you get a halo from? Ex 34:29/35 talk about the skin of his face "giving off rays/beams (literally 'horns') of light". (Hebrew "karan")

Since hearing of the "beams of light" reading, I've always understood it as simply someone else's (1) description of a glory..r

(1) Apparently his own; tradition has it that Moses himself took down the words of the Pentateuch, which leads to questions about the last few verses of Deuteronomy describing the circumstances of his death..
I doubt that any two French speakers will agree with ... one species of penguin. Where did you get this from?

Is "abusif" a faux ami? I don't see how a bird name could be caconymic. Anyway, French doesn't even have words for toe or potato.

"Toe" is "orteil". You may be thinking of Spanish, which I think has "dedo de pie".
What's that, Canadian or something?

I don't think so. They both are in my small, and not very good, Cuyas French-Spanish dictionary. What dictionary are you using? I ask in order to know which dictionary not to buy.
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and "penguin" and speech.

Is "abusif" a faux ami? I don't see how a bird name could be caconymic. Anyway, French doesn't even have words for toe or potato.

"Toe" is "orteil". You may be thinking of Spanish, which I think has "dedo de pie".

Nope, I don't know any Spanish. Doigt de pied.

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