Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Façon de Parler.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Façon de Parler.
Idiomatic or usual form of speech, not meant to be offensive. I once told a waiter in Norway that the meat he brought me for breakfast was not sufficiently cooked; and he bluntly told me it was not true (det er ikkc sandt), but he did not intend to be rude. It was the Norwegian “façon de parler.   1



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