According to the
New York Times, which singer's name means
"sparrow" in French slang?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
According to the New York Times: "Singing on a street corner one day in
October 1935, Édith attracted the attention of Louis Leplée, the owner of a
popular night club called Gerny's on the Rue Pierre Charron.
He engaged her and because, at 4 feet 8 inches tall
and weighing about 80 pounds, she reminded him of a bird, he called her
Piaf, or sparrow in Parisian argot. He billed
her as La Môme, môme meaning kid, the Piaf
Kid; later she became best known as the little
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