Connoisseur or Connaisseur





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Connoisseur or Connaisseur :




When we borrowed this word from the French in the 18th century, it was spelled “connoisseur.”


Is it our fault the French later decided to shift the spelling of many OI words to the more phonetically accurate AI?


Of those Francophone purists who insist we should follow their example I say, let ’em eat bifteck.































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