9 French Words we should be using in English

Thanks to Babble; this article was too good not to share. Which is your favourite?


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An old thread but reminded me that so many Englsih words are French derived…
I came across this one today

The English term “mortgage”, to refer to the loan one takes out for a home, is derived from French and means “death pledge”. The pledge dies either through fulfillment of the contract or the foreclosure of the property.


Current favourite of course has to be ‘curfew’!

I hope to get a death pledge to buy my property soon :grinning:

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