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Thread #143245   Message #3305692
Posted By: Jim Dixon
10-Feb-12 - 07:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: Ashcan Alley Comic Strip
Subject: RE: BS: Ashcan Alley Comic Strip
Thanks for the explanation.

If "binnes" is not a true French word, but comes from the English "beans," then it's Franglais, no? Or is "Franglais" a word that is only used in France? Would "Québécois" be a better term? And should "Franglais" and "Québécois" be capitalized?

By the way, I went Googling for "worth a hill of beans" and the oldest usage I found was this: "For that purpose it is not worth a hill of beans." (From a transcription of Indiana legislative debates, 1861)

I hope John doesn't mind me hijacking his thread.