OPEN[PLAY]The Lying Lover by Steele - thw

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Post by Kitty » Yesterday, 4:25 am

LexHankins wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 10:03 pm
[Pg 121] "enchanted castles, where strangers found strange tables strangely furnished with strange cates"
I'm still recording... I read this as crates. The food's inside the crates, eh? :roll: :D
actually, no, it's really "cates". I checked it with the original scan and they have that word too. So I looked it up on wiktionary. Be prepared to learn a new vocabulary item of your mother tongue ;) (yes the perks of LV is that we learn something new every day).
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cate
cate (plural cates)
1.(in the plural) A delicacy or item of food.
So it's actually the food itself that is meant :mrgreen:

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Post by ToddHW » Yesterday, 8:38 am

So is that how we get deli-catesen?

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Post by Kitty » Yesterday, 10:06 am

ToddHW wrote:
Yesterday, 8:38 am
So is that how we get deli-catesen?
:shock: I didn't even think about that ! I also just noticed that the verb "to cater" must come from that word. So it's not unused today after all.

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