According to the Concise
Oxford Dictionary, what mishap is a motion out of time?
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According to the Concise Oxford
Dictionary, the word contretemps denotes "a mishap"
in English and "motion out of time" in French. It was coined by combining the
Latin contra, against, with the French temps,
Really interesting, however,
temps in French comes from tempus in Latin.
This from an oldtimer who studied Latin.
My guess was
anachronism. I suppose that's not always a mishap
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