“Another observation from the word-botcher” / Memorable Fancies #2522

       Tuffet = a low stool, a word dating from the 16th Century, origin unknown. “Tuffets” are famous now because a small unmarried woman with the surname of Muffet (actually pronounced moo-fay, since she was French) sat on one. The tuffet is now commonly referred to, as a result, as a “too-fey” (pronounced “too-fay”) and is popular in parts of the country where being “fay” or “fey” (pronounced “fay”) has once again become an acceptable way (pronounced “way”) to refer to people of a certain inclination.

TK at Writers Center 10Apr2016-1

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