Pronounced: ARR-gull BAR-gull, noun

Notes: I didn’t know this word, but I happen to know a similar one

Yesterday’s word

The word tutoyer means “to address someone, especially in French, using the familiar forms of the pronoun “you” instead of the more formal forms; to address familiarly”

First usage

Our word came into English in the late 1600s

Background / Comments

We did not use our word in Spanish class, but our teachers did attempt to teach us the proper usage between the familiar “you” and the more formal “you”. It took a little while for the concept to get through to us students. French (and probably other languages) have the same concept, but there is our French-oriented word for this idea. Specifically, our word comes from the French words tu and toi (the familiar singular forms of “you”).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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