Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] WAS: SNAPS & England & the LHS: NOW "snaps use"
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 11:39:14 -0500

on 3/28/01 10:52 AM, Guy Bennett at wrote:

> Isn't "giclée" merely the French for "ink jet"?

no, not really. It means 'spurted' or 'sputtered' and has the very strong
slang connotation of the male orgasm...
> If so, would it be the use of the French term in English that you find
> pretentious (for in this case it would not be a euphemism), or is it the
> term itself?

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John Brownlow