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La plume de ma tante… - Words to good effect
“La plume de ma tante est sur la table” is often cited as an example of the irrelevant rote learning that used to give language teaching a bad name. Here’s an overview of the etymology of “plume”: 1. From Online Etymology Dictionary: plume‚Ä®late 14c., “a feather” (especially a large and conspicuous one), from O.Fr. plume, from …