Is this word appropriate to use?

abdullah   Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:43 pm GMT
Thans a lot !
Ken   Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:57 pm GMT
I am looking for the french words for ' The appropriate word'
-e/ -o-/ v-s-- 3 words.
many thanks
JJM   Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:57 pm GMT
You must mean:

le mot juste

(the "v" in your "-e/ -o-/ v-s--" is a mistake.
Guest   Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:48 pm GMT
Apparently "mot juste" is an English phrase. Is there anything left for English to pinch?
Damian en Edimbourg   Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:27 am GMT
***Is there anything left for English to pinch?***

Well,the spies are still out and about......why do you think the English Language has such a rich vocabulary? C'est la vie, mon ami.
JJM   Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:03 am GMT
And the last time I was in Paris, someone drove in front of me and stole "mon parking" which really screwed up the beginning of "mon weekend" I'll tell you.
Guest   Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:58 am GMT
It seems English takes borrowings to an extreme level. French never really had words to adequately describe "weekend" (Sunday is traditionally the first day of the week in France) and "car park" (other French equivalents came later).

But in English, "mot juste" is just another redundant borrowing to print in dictionaries that is rarely used. I mean I discovered it only from a dictionary. It's hardly a neologism.