Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wordlover Wednesday: Billet-Doux


Todays wordlover word is...

Billet-Doux (bil-let-doux)

Noun- A love letter
Example- "Pete Hamill, journalist and novelist, loves his city and this novel is his billet-doux."
Origin- Late 17th Century. French. Literally meaning "sweet note."

Who knew their was a fancy word for love letter? But why complicate things? I'll just stick to calling it what it is, thank you very much. 

8 comments:

  1. I feel a little smarter thanks to this post! ;) I hope you don't mind, but I shared a link to this post on my blog today: http://authorjess.blogspot.com/2012/07/whats-up-wednesday-great-deals-great.html

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    1. No, not at all. Thanks so much for mentioning it! I'm glad you enjoyed it enough to share =)

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  2. Oh my gosh, I just can't imagine using this in a conversation LOL! x) I'm wondering whether French people are still using this in their conversation. It just sounds very romantic anyway, don't you think so? A special word for love letter! x)

    Thank you for sharing, Amanda! Love your Wordlover posts! <3

    PS: I'm sorry I haven't commented on your blog lately! I got sick. :(

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    1. I think people would look at me crazy if I tried to sneak it into a conversation, haha! That's a good question! I wonder if they still use it too. I agree it does sound very romantic!

      I'm sorry to hear you were sick! Glad your feeling better though =)

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  3. LOVE this post! I doubt I would use this word any time soon but yay for love letters.

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    1. Thanks! I think it would be fun to use it just to see the looks on people's faces =) Hahah!

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  4. Hah, this is kind of awesome ;) Thank you for sharing :D
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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    1. Glad you think so =) Thanks for stopping by!

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