Thursday, November 23, 2006

Mystery Questions: Revealed

Okay, so I have investigated our mystery questions and here are the answers!! Danielle, my cube neighbor isn't American born, and although he's lived here for a majority of his adult life, he said he still finds some of these language anomalies interesting/confusing.

Porch vs. Patio
Porch \Porch\, n. [F. porche, L. porticus, fr. porta a gate, entrance, or passage. See Port a gate, and cf. Portico.] A covered and enclosed entrance to a building, whether taken from the interior, and forming a sort of vestibule within the main wall, or projecting without and with a separate roof. Sometimes the porch is large enough to serve as a covered walk.

Patio \Pa"ti*o\, n. In Spain, Spanish America, etc., a court or courtyard of a house or other building; esp., an inner court open to the sky.

Coat vs. Jacket
Coat \Coat\ (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d'armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. Cot a hut.] An outer garment fitting the upper part of the body; especially, such a garment worn by men.

Jacket \Jack"et\, n. [F. jaquette, dim. of jaque. See 3d Jack, n.] A short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts.

Congratulations, Julie!!!


Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

Yeah, okay, but ... wtf is Goofy?

Happy Thanksgiving, Charissa!

November 23, 2006 9:19 PM  

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