double entendres (was@: [uf-discuss] Regarding Profile URIs and Disambiguation)

Andy Mabbett andy at
Thu Dec 14 11:33:31 PST 2006

In message <87irgezm16.fsf at>, Nic James Ferrier
<nferrier at> writes

>> <Sigh>  A "double entendre" often refers to something with a negative
>> meaning. I was basically asking if that's what he was implying without being
>> defensive.
>In English a dounle entendre is not negative. It's rude.



noting that the efforts to explain the "barman" joke are misplaced, as
there is a cocktail (drink) called the "double entendre".

>It's not normally considered negative. Just silly.

I dispute that!

Andy Mabbett
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