Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Charmion BS: a fisher-cat thread (39) RE: BS: a fisher-cat thread 29 Jul 19

Mrrzy, a "fichu" is a triangular scarf or shawl that covers the back of the neck, the shoulders and the upper bosom, thus leaving to the imagination what one's robe décolletée would reveal.

As a verb, "fichu(e)" is the past participle of the infinitive "ficher", which originally meant "fix" or "fasten", as with a nail. The "fasten" sense led to the scarf through the way it was tucked and pinned in place. The nail-driving sense led to the slang usage.

In Canada, where I speak French, it's not quite as intense as "fucked", more like "bothered". Ça m'en fiche -- that really bugs me.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.