Friday, March 11, 2011

Works Cited

The English word 'defeatism' is formed from the French word défaitisme current in 1915, which is not officially French: that is to say, in the early Twenties Marshal Foch, as a member of the Académie Française, vetoed its adoption into the Dictionary, on the ground that it was an un-French concept and intolerable.

Graves and Hodge, The Reader Over Your Shoulder


Anonymous said...

Reading your blog, it becomes apparent how well learned and funny you are. It makes me wish that I had known you better back in law school. I mean that as a high compliment.

Scott said...

I take it as one. Thank you so much. And likewise.