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What an extreordinary article! Who can have written it? One of us?

But I doubt if it would even translate into English; how would one put "le mouchoir moral" or indeed "l'usage semiotique du mouchoir"?

And only the French could claim that Marie Antoinette invented the square hankie....so what shape were English hankies of the time?

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But I doubt if it would even translate into English; how would one put "le mouchoir moral" or indeed "l'usage semiotique du mouchoir"?

'the moral handkerchief' and 'semiotic usage of the handkerchief'

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I rest my case.

PS Could one try to get it into Pseuds' Corner? No, I suppose not since it's not in English to begin with.

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