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Thread #59418 Message #2130619
Posted By: Amos
21-Aug-07 - 05:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I am sorry to inform you, gentlefolk, that the suffix "-eaux" is formed as the plural of words of Franken descent whose singular is formed "-eau". Thus, more than one beau becomes beaux, a second "chateau" creates "chateaux", and one of many Esquimeaux become Esquimeau.
Other forms of Franken descent of interest might include "incenseau" and its plural "incenseaux", "Myrreau" and the family form "Myrreaux" and "goldeau" and its rarely used plural, "goldeaux". The plural of "steineau" thus becomes "steineaux", a peculiarly Franken construction hardly ever seen outside of Eastern Europe.
Really. Some people need remedial work. Have another beer, there, LH.